September 2002 News

''Britain for end to cross-border terrorism in J&K''

27 September 2002
The Hindu

GUWAHATI: The British High Commissioner in India, Rob Young, said here today that the U.K., along with other countries, was trying to help stop the export of terrorism to India as ''we want to see an end to cross- border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan.'' Asked to react to the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee''s statement that the American pressure on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism had not worked, he said ''if the terrorists are coming from Pakistan, there must be some involvement of Pakistan in it.'' Sir Rob emphasised that terrorism had to be dealt with as a whole. ''We can''t deal with terrorism at different levels. We have to take it as one single problem.'' Britain fully supported India''s candidature for the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council, he said. Sir Rob and John Mitchener, British Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata, currently on a tour of Manipur, Meghalaya and Assam, arrived here from Shillong to launch the Guwahati chapter of the Association of British Scholars the fourteenth centre of the association in India.


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