An FIR has been registered against the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and patron of National Conference, Dr. Farooq Abdullah for allegedly insulting the Indian army.
The court ordered to file an FIR against Abdullah over his November 27 remarks in Jammu where he said, “Pakistan administered Kashmir will remain a part of Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir that of India”.
Local lawyer Thakur Chandan Kumar filed a case against Abdullah over the statement, which he felt insulted the Indian Army and violated the constitution.
The court of the chief judicial magistrate in Sitamarhi district, after hearing the case, ordered that an FIR be filed against Abdullah in Dumri police station.
When pressed to clarify his stand, Abdullah had then said: “I have been saying for years that (PoK) is a part of India. But what did you do? Did you take it as a part of India?”
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also said: “War is not the solution, only lives are lost. Dialogue is the only option.” His comment drew sharp reactions.
J&K’s Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said: “A 1994 Parliament resolution clearly said PoK is constitutionally part of India.” Defending his father, Omar Abdullah, also a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had then tweeted: