February 2003 News

Vajpayee rejects Palestine-Kashmir comparison

25 February 2003
The Hindustan Times
Press Trust of India

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minsiter Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday rejected Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's drawing a parallel between the Kashmir issue and the Palestinian problem and said the Non-Aligned Movement 'will die' if it got involved in bilateral disputes. 'There is no comparison between Kashmir and Palestine. The people of Kashmir have given their verdict in the elections to stay with India. They have decided that,' he told Indian journalists responding to Musharraf's raising the bilateral Kashmir issue at the NAM Summit in violation of the grouping's charter.


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