Terrorism still persists because the border with Pakistan is not impenetrable: Abdullah

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Srinagar: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said even though the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir has improved, terrorism is still alive as the border with Pakistan is not impenetrable.

“The security (scenario) is good. There is terrorism here. Our border is porous and control cannot be maintained everywhere,” Abdullah told reporters in Baramulla when he was asked about the Reasi terror attack in which nine pilgrims were killed.

The former chief minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state condemned the attackers. He said, “I am sad that innocent pilgrims, unarmed people were attacked. All of us, the people of the state, should condemn this and pray that God sends to hell those who did this.” Referring to the annual Amarnath Yatra starting later this month, Abdullah said the people of Jammu and Kashmir should be prepared for the pilgrimage.
He said, “We have always welcomed it and tried to facilitate the pilgrims. God willing, this year too the Yatra will be held in a cordial atmosphere.” Asked about Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s congratulatory post to Narendra Modi on his taking oath for the third term as Prime Minister through social media platform X, the NC president said the two counterparts can keep congratulating each other but they should maintain their cordiality.

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