US, China should handle their own affairs: Mehbooba Mufti on Kashmir issue

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too flayed any attempt for third party intervention to resolve the issue, saying "Kashmir is India". See what they have made up of Syria, see the situation of Afghanistan and Iraq.

"What is the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq today? Does Farooq sahab wants same thing to happen to us?", she asked.

Referring to statements from the United States and China expressing their willingness to play a role, he said the government could use its friends to get the dialogue started. Terming India and Pakistan important South Asian countries, Beijing had noted that the "situation in Kashmir has attracted the attention of the worldwide community". "We have to talk bilaterally, and what can America, Turkey or England do with us?" she told reporters at Anantnag in south Kashmir.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Abdullah had suggested that India should take the help of "friends" to resolve the Kashmir issue, drawing sharp reactions from the parties. India has so many friends all over the world.

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Claiming that dialogue was the only solution for Kashmir, Abdullah had said, "The way out is through dialogue". Should we wait for a thousand years? Sometimes, you have to take the bull by the horns.

Trump himself has said he wants to settle the Kashmir problem. They (Pakistan) have atom bomb, so have you. How many people will get killed? "Or he wants our state to prosper?" the CM asked. "Ye humara internal matter, business hai aur iss mein kisi ka kuch lena dena nahi hai (Its our internal matter and no one has to do anything with it)", Rahul Gandhi was quoted by ANI as saying.

In response to India's denial to offer Friday prayers to Kashmiris in occupied valley, Nafees Zakaria, FO spokesman, said the restriction was "in violation of relevant worldwide laws on religious freedom and fundamental rights" and termed it "deplorable".

Criticising Abdullah's comments, Jammu and Kashmir's deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh said that Abdullah is "out of power and frustated".

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