Srinagar, September 13, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference Chairman and former IIOJK Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said that “lava is building in Kashmir and it will take pro-India politicians including him down. Farooq Abdullah in a media interview in Srinagar said, “Lava is building. Ek chingari chahiye. Jab phatega, Allah jaane kya hoga hamara (only a spark is needed. When the volcano explodes, God knows what’ll happen to us).” He referred to the social turmoil and executions of the nobility that followed the French Revolution.
The former chief minister sees the potential explosion as a local phenomenon. About electoral prospects, Abdullah referring to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in India said, “They’ll do everything to rig the election so that their people come.” Rigging has been the norm for much of the past 70 years. The ham-handed rigging of the 1987 elections, when Farooq was the Chief Minister, is widely acknowledged.
Farooq Abdullah said that New Delhi “would want the new assembly, whenever it is elected, to accept, if not specifically ratify, the changes”. However, he warned that the constitutional changes that were made in India’s Parliament on 5 August, 2019 that removed the special provisions for Jammu and Kashmir, could be rejected by the future assembly through a resolution, which would be embarrassing for New Delhi and “would muddy the waters legally”.
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