May 2005 News

Mehbooba Mufti For Eliminating Border In Kashmir

1 May 2005
The Pakistan Tribune

Srinagar: Mehbooba Mufti daughter of puppet Chief Minister of Indian Held Kashmir has said that conversion or rearrangement of Line of Control (LoC) is not a permanent solution to Jammu and Kashmir issue. Talking to a private TV news channel, she said we should rather think in the wider perspective, as there should be no border at all. She made this observation when asked whether LoC should be made permanent border or not. She however, admitted that solution of Kashmir issue should be in accordance with the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir. 'Good thing is that neither Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf nor Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did gave any hint which make the people of Jammu and Kashmir feel as a decision is being imposed on them. They neither said of LoC as border nor change of border rather they talked of final settlement,' she added. She said Jammu and Kashmir has its own constitution, which describes its border. I therefore, don't think that some one has the right to speak of changing or converting the borders of our state. The people will not accept any decision imposed on them.


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