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Sena seeks PM’s view on Farooq’s PoK remark

Indore:Asserting that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir is an “integral” part of India, the Shiv Sena today sought reaction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah’s statement that the territory is part of Pakistan.

“PoK is India’s integral part according to the concept of Akhand Bharat (undivided India). Shiv Sena demands that the Prime Minister and the Home Minister should comment on Abdullah’s statement over PoK,” Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut told reporters on the sidelines of his party’s function here.

Abdullah had said, “PoK is part of Pakistan and will remain with it while India will continue to control its part of Jammu and Kashmir”.

Raut said that Army should get all powers to deal with terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Our military can march ahead to Pakistan and is capable to demonstrate its strength,” the Sena leader said.

About possible cricket Test series with Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Raut said the Centre should take “sentiments” of people into consideration before deciding on the matter.

“This decision shouldn’t be based on Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif’s will,” he added.

Raut reacted with sarcasm when asked about the debate on ‘intolerance’.

“…Indians are always tolerant. We were tolerant to the country’s divide in 1947. We, due to opposition of a few people, couldn’t build temple of Lord Ram at Ayodhya. We are sitting and waiting for the Opposition to build the temple.

This speaks of tolerance,” he said.