Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah asked BJP on Monday to answer if it was “made to talk Kashmir” during the NSA-level meet between India and Pakistan in Bangkok, as there was no mention of it when the prime ministers of both nations’ had met in Ufa.
“If Pakistan was made to talk terror, was India also made to talk Kashmir since J&K had found no mention in Ufa (sic)?” Omar wrote on Twitter.
Abdullah was reacting to BJP’s statement in which the party had claimed on Sunday: “The follow up of Ufa talks has happened. Pakistan has been made to talk terror, which they refused so far.”
He asked BJP to make it clear on what was discussed about Jammu and Kashmir during the talks in the Thai capital.
“Perhaps now Mr (Nalin) Kohli will care to make his party’s position clear on what was discussed about J&K (sic),” he tweeted.
Abdullah’s comment comes two days after BJP spokesperson had asked National Conference to clear its stand on Jammu and Kashmir after senior NC leader and Abdullah’s uncle Mustafa Kamal said “Kashmir was destined to get independence”.
On talks at various levels between India and Pakistan, Abdullah said it is “like cabs when it’s raining -- don’t get one for ages and then suddenly 3-4 come around all at the same time”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the COP21 Summit in Paris last week, which was followed by a meeting of national security advisers and foreign secretary-level talks in Bangkok on Sunday.
The foreign ministers of the two countries are expected to meet later this week in Islamabad, where Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to attend a conference on Afghanistan.