December 2002 News

''No Kashmiri behind attack on Parliament’

23 December 2002
The Indian Express

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference on Monday said that it will give up the freedom struggle if it is proved that the attack on Parliament and the J-K Assembly was perpetrated by Kashmiris. Hurriyat chairman Abdul Gani Bhat demanded an international probe to expose the ‘‘real perpetrators’’ of all such attacks, including those on temples in the state. Such a probe, he said, was needed as neither India nor Pakistan can expose the real culprits. He alleged that the attacks were premeditated to help India at the international level: ‘‘If Kashmiris are involved in the Parliament attack or the one on J-K Assembly, we will leave the freedom struggle. Attacks on democratic institutions can’t be allowed.”


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