October 2001 News

EU team condemns terrorist attacks

4 October 2001
The Hindu
Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Envoys of the European Union today condemned the terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of their scheduled visit to Srinagar to interact with the people of the State . ''We will be visiting the Kashmir valley on Monday. We will speak to a cross-section of the people to assess the situation,'' the Ambassador of Belgium, Mr. Guy Trouveroy, told reporters after a meeting here today with the Centre''s interlocutor on Kashmir, Mr. K.C. Pant. He said the EU team would meet State Government officials and human rights activists. When pressed for his reaction on the attack on the State Assembly in which 36 people were killed, he said the visit was aimed at gathering information. ''We are not going there to convey any meaning.'' On his meeting with the EU envoys, Mr. Pant said all aspects were discussed. ''The fact that the Jaish-e-Mohammed has been involved in the incident is another indication of India''s claim that Pakistan was responsible for the cross-border terrorism. No one can escape the scene and the sense of outrage,'' he told presspersons.


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