Dr Farooq Abdullah

ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president and member Parliament Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said the party wouldn’t support ‘Operation All-out’ launched against the militants if his party is elected to power with a majority in the upcoming assembly elections.

While talking to the reporters at south Kashmir’s Islamabad town, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir said that talking to Pakistan was imperative.“ I request Rajnath Singh to send an invitation to Hurriyat before elections and it is very important to talk to Pakistan,” Dr Farooq said.

“How can we support something where there is suppression?  We do not want our people to be beaten at their homes. We are not going to support any violation of human rights, we live in a free country,” he said.

He said that there should be a reconciliation commission to probe the killings of 2016, “we will announce on the very (first) day when the new government takes over that we will appoint such a commission (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and see to it that the results are brought before the people not only in Jammu and Kashmir but in rest of the world,” he said.