JAMMU, October 31: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah suggested that Qatar sentencing eight former Indian Naval veterans to death could be a fallout of India’s stance on the ongoing Israel-Palestine war. He said this in an interview to ETV Bharat.
According to ETV Bharat, in the interview, Abdullah said he believed there could be a connection. Dr Abdullah said, “They (Qatar) were sitting on that issue for three years. But nothing happened. Now the judgment has come. You saw that Qatar immediately sentenced those (former) navy personnel to death. Judgment comes after waiting for three years, this shows that people there too (Qatar government) may not want to agree with us on what our (India’s) stand is.”
Abdullah was also displeased over the Indian stand on Palestine expressed disappointment over the attitude of the Indian government on the issue of Israel-Palestine.
“It was not good to abstain from the United Nations resolution which was asking for humanitarian aid for Palestine. That was very wrong and because of that our friends in Arab countries would have felt very bad about it,” Abdullah opined.
India abstained from a UN General Assembly vote on the Gaza ceasefire on October 27.