Was India Made To Talk Kashmir In Bangkok? Asks Omar Abdullah

7 December 2015

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asked the BJP on Monday if India was 'made to talk Kashmir' during the meeting between the National Security Advisors of the two countries in Bangkok as there was no mention of it when their prime ministers had met in Ufa. 'If Pakistan was made to talk terror, was India also made to talk Kashmir since J&K had found no mention in Ufa (sic)?' Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter. Mr Abdullah was reacting to the BJP's statement in which the party had claimed on Sunday: 'The follow up of Ufa talks has happened. Pakistan has been made to talk terror, which they refused so far.' He asked the BJP to make it clear as to what was discussed about Jammu and Kashmir during the talks in the Thai capital. 'Perhaps now Mr (Nalin) Kohli will care to make his party's position clear on what was discussed about J&K (sic),' he tweeted. Mr Abdullah's comment came two days after the BJP spokesperson had asked National Conference to clear its stand on Jammu and Kashmir after senior NC leader and Abdullah's uncle Mustafa Kamal had said 'Kashmir was destined to get Independence'. On the talks at various levels between India and Pakistan, Mr Abdullah said it is 'like cabs when it's raining - don't get one for ages and then suddenly 3-4 come around all at the same time.' Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at COP21 Summit in Paris last week, which was followed by the NSA and foreign secretary level talks in Bangkok on Sunday. The foreign ministers of the two countries are expected to meet later this week in in Islamabad where Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to attend a conference on Afghanistan.