POTA effective in fighting terrorism in JK: Farooq

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Farooq Abdullah
Kolkata, Nov 28: Union Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah said that laws like the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) would be effective in fighting terrorism.

"During my chief ministership, I implemented POTA going against my cabinet as it was the only option in fighting terror. But during the elections, the Opposition brought this up against me. But they did not realize that I did it in the interest of the nation," Abdulla said.

While participating in a debate on 'Civil Society is also responsible for the emergence of terrorism in India,' he also added that separatists would not get "an inch" of Kashmir.

"Not a single person in India will give an inch of Kashmir to them," the National Conference leader said.

Abdulla also said that the government has to win the minds of local people, who supports terrorism, by development, democracy and empowerment in the state.

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