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Musharraf's self rule idea aimed at partition: PK

Written by: Staff

Jammu, Mar 22 (UNI) Terming Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's idea of 'self rule and demilitarisation' in Kashmir a conspiracy aimed at partition of India for the second time, Panun Kashmir has appealed the Centre to outrightly reject it.

''The entire gamut of proposals emanating from Pakistan in recent times are aimed at carving out a separate Muslim state of Kashmir and this intention became clear in a recent interview by General Musharraf in which he elaborated his concept of self rule,'' Chairman of Panun Kashmir Mr Ajay Charangoo said, while talking to UNI here.

He claimed that General Musharraf, in an interview on March 6 last, had purportedly elaborated his concept of self rule, stressed upon the identification of Kashmiri majority regions in the state and re-organisation of these into separate and independent political identities.

Expressing anguish over the silence of Indian government towards the proposals, Mr Charangoo claimed that the mute response was giving a wrong impression that New Delhi had accorded some credibility to them despite rejecting them initially.

The Panun Kashmir leader reiterated the demand of re-organisation of the state and creation of separate homeland for the peace loving Kashmiri Pandits in the valley.

Replying to a query, Mr Charangoo dismissed Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement in the state assembly in which the latter virtually rejected the demand of separate homeland for the Pandits.

If the government was not serious towards the issue, they should not have invited us in the round table conference on Kashmir, he said.

Alleging the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits was still going on in the state, Mr Charnagoo highlighted some incidents when properties of the pandits were disposed off illegally and attempts of erasing remains of the community in the valley by encroaching their properties and religious places. He also alleged discrimination with them in the state bureaucracy and government's recruitment procedures.

Panun Kashmir has also taken strong exeption to the statement of former National Security Adviser Brijesh Mishra on a TV channel, advocating for maximum autonomy to the state and conversion of the Line of Actual Control into international border.


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