March 2001 News

No review of J&K ceasefire, says Advani

4 March 2001
The Hindustan Times

Havelock Islands (Andamans): Union Home Minister L K Advani today said there was no proposal to review the unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir. "We are periodically taking cognizance of all the happenings in Jammu and Kashmir," Advani told reporters here when asked whether the government was considering any proposal to review the ceasefire. "Our strategy has been to mobilise international opinion on the issue and India has been able to expose Pakistan's hand in aiding and abetting cross-border terrorism," he said. Later addressing a public meeting here, he said Pakistan was perturbed over the fact that the people of Kashmir had themselves chosen to remain with India. He referred to the separation of Bangladesh from Pakistan and said countries could not be created on the basis of religion. He said Andaman and Nicaobar islands was a symbol of stupendous sacrifices and the Vajpayee government which is about to complete three years had given the country a good governance, all round development and resolved the problems faced by common people. Advani took a 90-minute-ride in the highseas to reach this idyllic small island.

 

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