Jammu and Kashmir leader and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah often assumes anti-Indian posture now that he is no longer in power. He is continually fueling the ‘separatist and Islamist’ thought in J&K in order to garner enough support for the next elections. Recently, one of his remarks shocked the entire country, when he stated that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to Pakistan.
Abdullah on November 11 had said, “PoK belonged to Pakistan and this won’t change no matter how many wars India and Pakistan fight against each other.”
People were shocked to see how a person who had been elected chief minister so many times could make such statement. On Abdullah’s remark, Jammu High Court Bar Association president B S Slathia demanded a strict action against him under Section 124-A (sedition) of the Ranbir Penal Code.
Now, in his latest interview with Punya Prasun Bajpai of Hindi TV channel Aaj Tak, Abdullah lashed out at the journalist, leaving the audience shunned. During the interview, Bajpai asked Abdullah, “Do you consider yourself as an Indian.”
On hearing this, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah had gone blank for a few seconds, staring at the anchor. Even the audience mistook his silence and began clapping at the anchor’s question. But the very next moment, Abdullah began shouting on the top of his voice at the anchor.
Here’s how Abdullah reacted to the question. Maybe he needs to be taught that media persons ask questions to interviewers on the behalf of the public.