Talks cannot end terrorism: Farooq

JAMMU, NOV. 1. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, in a hard- hitting speech against Pakistan, America and soft nationalists of India today asserted that the problem of terrorism could not be solved through talks.

Addressing a seminar, Dr. Abdullah said whichever party came to power in Pakistan it would never be a friend of India unless New Delhi handed over Kashmir to them.

Indian leaders who nursed the illusion that Pakistan could be brought to the senses through ``sweet and diplomatic language'' must know that Islamabad did not understand that language.

The Chief Minister did not spare the U.S. for practising double standards. ``While attacking a country that harboured terrorists, the U.S. is advising us to observe restraint and start talks with Pakistan.''

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