Reiterating that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) belonged to Pakistan, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday dared BJP leaders to take it back.

“Yes, it (PoK) belongs to them (Pakistan). It has been with Pakistan since the last 70 years. You haven’t been able to take it back, what will you do now?” Abdullah said in a public gathering in Jammu.

“The BJP president once himself said that India will not cross the LoC (Line of Control). Now they are saying they will take it (PoK) back. If you (BJP) have the guts, pick up guns and go fight on the border,” he added.

Abdullah further said that Pakistan was not “wearing bangles” and the country posses atom bombs too.

“Do you want us to be killed by them? Think about the poor people living in border areas, who are bombed daily,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir had on Thursday stressed that PoK is a part of the Indian territory and no one could stop New Delhi if it wanted to wrest the area from Islamabad.

The statement had come a day after Abdullah said Pakistan would not allow India to take back PoK.