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Sinha hopes 'unreliable' Pak will help curb terrorism

Written by: Staff

Jammu, Nov 22: In spite of having doubts over the credibility of Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt-Gen (Retd) Srinivas Kumar Sinha, hopes that Islamabad will implement the joint mechanism signed with New Delhi to fight against terrorism ''honestly and sincerely''.

Talking to UNI, Lt-Gen Sinha welcomed the signing of joint mechanism between the two countries to fight against terrorism, but asserted that India is having an ''unreliable neighbour'' in Pakistan.

''Since its creation, Pakistan has signed many agreements with India, particularly on Jammu and Kashmir, but never implemented any,'' he observed.

Therefore, he said, India should watch the action Pakistan takes against the terrorism.

''We hope Islamabad will help stop the training camps of terrorists running in Paksitan-occupied-Kashmir,'' he said.

The Governor, however, expressed surprise over the proposal of ''self-rule'' as a solution to the Kashmir issue.

Asserting that India is the largest democracy of the world, Lt-Gen Sinha said, ''In real term, democracy is the second name of self-rule and Jammu and Kashmir is being ruled by its own people, down from the Panchayat level to Parliament of the country.'' He lambasted the political parties for demanding self-rule in Jammu and Kasmir, and said, ''They themselves don't know what it (self-rule) means.''


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