‘Grant Autonomy to Kashmir’:Former BJP Ideologue

NEW DELHI: A former BJP ideologue has called for autonomy to the people of Jammu and Kashmir while supporting the views of former JK Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s view that India and Pakistan need to accept that the territories under their control can’t be snatched away.

Sudheendra Kulkarni, the chairman of the Observer Research Foundation, said that India and Pakistan should provide autonomy to the people of Kashmir, said a media report on Saturday.

Kulkarni expressed their views while delivering a lecture at the Pakistan High Commission at New Delhi.

He also said that India should treat Pakistan as equal and not play a big brother role all the time.

“Neither India can ever occupy the PoK and nor will Pakistan ever be able to get control over what is called in Pakistan as India occupied Kashmir. Kashmir should be given administrative autonomy,” he said.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Modi’s foreign trips, Kulkarni said that Modi should plan a Pakistan visit. 

“He has gone to every neighboring country except Pakistan. Prime Minister should visit Pakistan and resume dialogue,” he said.



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