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Shah seeks Bush's help in Kashmir resolution

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Srinagar, Mar 01: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chief Shabir Ahmed Shah has written a letter to US President George W Bush, seeking his intervention in the resolution of the Kashmir issue.

He also appreciated his recent remarks on the Kashmir resolution.

"I am writing to you from a war zone where the people feel a sense of relief on your encouraging remarks about the resolution of 58-year-old Kashmir issue", Mr Shah said in his letter to Mr Bush who arrives in New Delhi tonight on a three-day visit to India.

The DFP Chief said President Bush statements at the Asia Society seminar and the subsequent interviews have dispelled the doubts among the people of Jammu and Kashmir that the United States was indifferent to the resolution of the vexed Kashmir issue.

Mr Shah sought the US President's active support to his party's demand of self-determination. "I believe this will help a great deal in bridging the gulf between Muslims and the US", he added.

"The heavy concentration of troops is not only a cause of human rights abuses, but also a source of worry to those inclined to a peaceful political process. We anticipate support from the US especially during your visit to India and Pakistan", he added.

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