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9/11 led to more trouble than it solved: Farooq

Written by: Staff

Jammu, Sep 11: Terming the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States a ''great tragedy'', Jammu and Kashmir former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said 9/11 led to more trouble for the entire world than it solved.

Dr Abdullah, the National Conference patron, while expressing deep concern over crises in Bolochistan, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine, said these countries should be allowed to decide their own fate rather than any foreign country doing so.

Dr Farooq has also been very critical of the 'war against terrorism' launched by US President George W Bush. ''9/11 was the biggest tragedy but its aftermath has added more to the problem. I do not know about which kind of 'saferworld' Mr Bush is talking about. Situation has been worsening after the US started war against terrorism,'' he asserted.

Dr Abdullah stressed the need for identifying internal enemy to fight terrorism. ''Everyone is aware who is our external enemy but need of the hour is to single out internal enemy,'' he said, while strongly condemning Malegaon blasts, which claimed 38 lives.

''I neither blame Hindus nor Muslims for this inhuman act. This heinous crime was committed by those forces who want to create unrest in the country. As these forces failed to create a communal division after the Mumbai blasts, now they are targeting other sections to accomplish their nefarious designs,'' he cautioned.

Talking about the recent political crisis in Jammu and Kashmir, he termed it a 'political drama' staged by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) over the resignation of former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig. Dr Abdullah also hoped that this coalition regime will not last long due to internal bickerings.

''Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's party is neither interested in the welfare of the people of Jammu nor does it want betterment of the inhabitants of Kashmir,'' he alleged, adding Mufti's one and only aim was to enjoy power.

Dr Abdullah said Mr Baig, who was forced to resign from the post of Deputy CM, observed that the policies of PDP were confined only to accomplish petty personal interests and the party had nothing to do with aspirations and wishes of the people of the region.

In an apparent bid to woo the Congress, the former Chief Minister said Mufti's PDP had been propogating only Kashmir-centric policies, while its coalition partner, which was a national political party, had to look into national aspects.


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