August 2002 News

Musharraf''s statement on J&K a warning to India: Advani

15 August 2002
The Hindustan Times

New Delhi: Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani on Thursday reacted sharply to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf''s statement on the coming Jammu and Kashmir elections, saying it should serve as a ''warning'' for New Delhi to take all possible steps to counter any move to disrupt the poll process. ''Musharraf''s statement is a warning for all of us. We should not lower our guard in maintaining security in Jammu and Kashmir and in successfully carrying out the democratic process in the State,'' Advani said when asked his reaction to Pakistan President''s statement. He expressed surprise that ''a government which has come to power through a military coup is making such comments on a neighbouring democratic country and ridiculing the poll process''. ''This attitude needs to be taken note of not just by the entire country, but by the international community also,'' Advani said.


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