India hits out at Pak for calling separatists 'stakeholders'

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India hits out at Pak for calling separatists 'stakeholders'
New Delhi, Aug 20: India today strongly hit out at Pakistan for describing Kashmiri separatists as 'stakeholders' in the resolution of Kashmir problem, saying as per Simla Agreement it was a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and any other approach will "not yield results".

It also criticised Pakistan for making assurances that "had no meanings", be it on not allowing the country or territories under its control to be used for anti-India terrorism or investigations and trials of Mumbai terror attacks, which were conspired, hatched and carried out by Pak- based terror outfits.

Asked about Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's remarks justifying his meeting with Kashmiri separatists, Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin said, "After 1972 and the signing of the Simla Agreement by the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan, there are only two 'stakeholders' on the issue of Jammu.


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