January 2005 News

US Supports Civic Polls In J&K

24 January 2005
The Daily Excelsior

New Delhi: The United States today sharply criticised the Hurriyat Conference's call for boycotting the upcoming civil elections in Jammu and Kashmir and said it believed the democratic exercise was an important step to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue. We believe the coming local elections in Jammu and Kashmir are important in the process of resolving the Kashmir issue...We oppose the call for boycot of the elections, a US Embassy spokesman said. The US has repeatedly condemned attempts to disrupt the democratic processes in the Valley through violence and intimidation, he added.

 

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