May 2001 News

Farooq hopes Musharraf to visit India with open mind

26 May 2001
The Pioneer

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday hoped that Pakistan chief executive General Pervez Musharraf would visit India with an open mind and co-operate in resolving issues between the two countries. Addressing the inaugural session of the fifth national convention of all India college and university employees on the university campus here on Saturday morning, the Chief Minister said though a solution to the problems is not possible in just one meeting, the process needs to be continued. He said the people of Jammu and Kashmir yearn for peace and normalcy and pray for the success of the process initiated by the Prime Minister. "We will not relent in our war against terrorism", he added. Dr Abdullah said Jammu and Kashmir is faced with a grave challenge posed by Pakistan and the people are giving many sacrifices everyday to uphold the integrity and unity of the nation. While Islamabad is pursuing with its nefarious and illogical agenda of Kashmir becoming part of Pakistan, the people of the state have resolved to live and die as Indians, he said.


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