Kashmir, core issue between India

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New York, Sep 25: The unrest in Jammu Kashmir is 'an indigenous uprising', said Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday, Sep 24. He sought to revive Kashmir as the 'core issue' of its ties with neighbouring India.

"Kashmir remains the core issue in India-Pakistan relations. The ongoing uprising in Kashmir is an indigenous one," Zardari told Pakistani media persons at a briefing at Barclays Intercontinental here ahead of his meeting with the Indian Prime Minister. "Pakistan will continue moral support to Kashmiris," he said. His address to the UN General Assembly on Thursday, Sep 26 is expected to refer to Kashmir and the alleged human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir. Zardari told media persons that he would deliver a 'memorable' address.

In his recent address to Pakistan National Assembly, Zardari had spoken about creatively reinventing India-Pakistan relations and said he will solve the Kashmir issue before the next general elections in India in 2009. Manmohan Singh, on the other hand, had made it clear that cross-border terror would be the main issue in his talks with Zardari.


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