November 2004 News

India Rules Out Redrawing Border To Solve Kashmir Issue

17 November 2004
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ruled out on Wednesday redrawing India's borders with Pakistan as a solution to the Kashmir issue.Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf suggested last month that parts of Kashmir, which is currently divided between Pakistan and India, be demilitarised and placed under United Nations' mandate or under joint control. 'I have made it clear to President Musharraf that any redrawing of the International Border is not acceptable to us. Any proposal which smacks of further division is not going to be acceptable to us,' Singh told a press conference in Srinagar.


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