Baramulla: Home Minister Amit Shah said that India would not talk to Pakistan, and would talk to the people of Kashmir instead.
In speech in Baramulla on the third day of his visit to Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Shah attacked former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and the Congress, alleging that the political formations that had ruled Kashmir before the abrogation of article 370 in August 2019, had laid a “red carpet” for Pakistani terrorists into India.
Shah said, “Some people say we should talk to Pakistan. Why should we talk to Pakistan? We will not talk. We will talk to the people of Baramulla, we will talk to the people of Kashmir.”
The Home Minister juxtaposed two political models that operate in Kashmir, drawing a difference between the “Gupkar model” and that of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP.
The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration(PAGD) is an alliance of six regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir led by Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, that wants the restoration of Article 70 and statehood to Jammu and Kashmir.
“There are two models. One of Modi which gives employment, peace and brotherhood; and another is the Gupkar model which led to the Pulwama attack. He claimed that the Gupkar model is laying the red carpet for the terrorists into the country.