Farooq says internet ban will recoil
Srinagar: Dr Farooq Abdullah has said that ban on internet services in Kashmir will prove counter-productive and it will incite more violence on Kashmir streets. He said that in the present times it is very difficult to stop the news from going around and the ban on the internet is only adding to the violence and not stopping it. He said that the present government should instead understand the anger among the people especially among the student community and should try to address their aspirations.
Farooq said that New Delhi should understand that the new generation in Kashmir is not finding itself comfortable in the present status-quo and they should come forward open talks and resolve Kashmir issue. Farooq said that Prime Minister Narindra Modi and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti after their meeting at Delhi said that conditions are to be created conducive for talks. He said whom they are fooling by saying so. He said that they have to create the conditions for talks, but they are using force even on students and injuring them within the campus. He said that New Delhi should show sincerity and start talks without any shade of ditching Kashmiri leadership. He reminded them of the earlier talks when they ditched Hurriyat leaders and also the Hizb leadership which openly talked to Government of India for Kashmir solution.