Rishi Kapoor, Farooq Abdullah face complaint over PoK remark

Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 21:21 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, have a complaint filed against them over their recent remarks on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK)

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, have a complaint filed against them over their recent remarks on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). The complaint was filed with a District Magistrate by Jammu-based activist, Sukesh Khajuria under Section 196 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

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Abdullah also faces a petition on similar counts, filed by Maulana Ansar Raza in the Delhi High Court. Raza has demanded that the National Conference leader be stripped of his passport for his anti-national remarks. The duo landed in troubled waters after they expressed their opinions on the status of PoK. 

Also read: Pakistan Not Weak To Allow India To Take PoK: Farooq Abdullah

In a recent address at Uri, Abdullah stated, "The part (of J&K) which is with Pakistan (PoK) belongs to Pakistan and this side to India. This won’t change. No matter how many wars they want to fight." He had also added, "If the Indian government wants peace it will have to talk to Pakistan and conclude that autonomy has to be given to us and them." Abdullah's support received unexpected support from the Bollywood veteran on Twitter.

Taking to the microblogging site, Rishi Kapoor tweeted, "Farooq Abdhulla ji, Salaam! Totally agree with you,sir. J&K is ours, and PoK is theirs. This is the only way we can solve our problem. Accept it, I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die. I want my children to see their roots. Bas karva Dijiye. Jai Mata Di!"

The statements received extensive flak from the government, with the Union Minister for law reminding Abdullah that Kashmir, in its entirety, remains an integral part of India. Earlier an FIR was also filed against the former Chief Minister in a Bihar Court.


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