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Nehru, Patel to Blame For Partition, Not Jinnah: Farooq Abdullah

Abdullah said that Jinnah did not want Pakistan in the beginning.

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Speaking at a function in Jammu, National Conference President and former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday, 3 March, claimed that it was Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad who were responsible for the Partition of India, exonerating Muhammad Ali Jinnah of the blame in the process, reported ANI.

According to the report, Abdullah was present at a function at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan in Jammu, when he said that Jinnah did not want Pakistan in the beginning and that it was when the Congress refused special representation for Muslims and Sikhs that Jinnah was forced to seek it.

“Jinnah agreed but, Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Azad and Sardar Patel did not agree,” he said.

Or else there would have been no separation. There would have been no Bangladesh, no Pakistan; there would have been one India.
Farooq Abdullah 
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Abdullah, at the event, also cautioned the BJP to desist from "dividing the nation on religious line," reported Firstpost.

A polarised India is detrimental to its growth, progress, unity, and peace.

According to the Firstpost report, he spoke against the use of religion to meet political and electoral ambition. Warning the audience about divisive forcess in the state, Abdullah talked about the importance of Jammu and Kashmir progressing as a single entity.

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