Omar Rebuts Miliband's Statement On J&K Issue

19 January 2009
The Times of India


New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has rebutted British foreign secretary David Miliband's statement linking 'the unresolved Kashmir dispute' to the Mumbai attacks. Miliband's statement had raised MEA's hackles, with foreign office spokesperson dismissing it as an 'unsolicited advice on India's internal issues. I disagree with Miliband's statement; Kashmir isn't the only irritant to India-Pakistan relations. There are several other areas of disagreement,' Omar told TOI on Monday. 'But the government has to sort out basic problems affecting the ties.'