The Delhi High Court on Tuesday disposed off a plea against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah over his controversial remarks on the issue of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against Abdullah, the court asked the petitioner to approach the Union government on the matter and asked the Centre to look into it.

The court said it would not express any opinion on the plea and that the Centre should take an independent view of the matter.

Reiterating that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) belonged to Pakistan, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah had last week dared the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (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 had said at 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.