A court in Bihar Monday ordered filing of FIR against National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on charges of treason, news agency ANI reported.
The court passed the orders after a lawyer filed a petition against Abdullah for saying that Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) belonged to Pakistan and “this side” belongs to India.
“This will not change”, Abdullah had said, no matter “how many wars India and Pakistan fight against each other.”
“Both India and Pakistan must sit together with the people of both parts of Kashmir and work out internal autonomy for both parts within the existing borders,” Abdullah had said.
The petitioner said that Abdullah had “insulted” the Indian Army and “violated” the constitution.
Several BJP leaders slammed Farooq for his remarks while JKLF chief Yasin Malik and Syed Ali Geelani lashed out at him for saying that independence was not a viable option for Kashmir surrounded by nuclear powers India, Pakistan and China.