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Farooq Abdullah’s remark will encourage terrorism, says Naqvi

New Delhi: Lashing out at National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah over his remark that the Indian security forces would not be able to defend the nation from terrorists, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said that the former’s remark would encourage terrorism across the world.

“Terrorism is not only a problem of India, it is a global issue. Today the whole world has united against terrorism. In such a time, he (Farooq Abdullah) should refrain from statements which have potential to boost confidence of terrorists.”

Naqvi further said that terrorism is a threat for the entire humanity and everyone should work together to fight against it.”

Earlier today, Farooq Abdullah called for a dialogue between the India and Pakistan to end violence at the border.

“For how long do we want to see innocents being killed (in the border areas)? How much the army can defend us? Even if the entire Indian Army comes then they will not be able to defend against the terrorists. There is only one way and that is to talk to them,” Abdullah said at a press conference here. (ANI)