If we want to finish it (terrorism), we have to talk with our neighbor

Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah urged for dialogue with Pakistan to end terrorism in the Union Territory saying that ‘friendship’ held the key to development in the region. “If we want to finish it (terrorism), we have to talk with our neighbor,” Abdullah said. Moreover, he also urged India to adopt the same approach for Pakistan as it had done with China post the stand-off at the border. Talking to media during a visit to a market in Jammu, the former CM quoted BJP stalwart Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s words– “you can change your friends but not your neighbours” and said that we either ‘grow friendship and prosper or continue the enmity.’