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Official Spokesperson's responses to question on Pakistan High Commissioner's references to "stakeholders" on issue of Jammu & Kashmir"

On the Pakistan High Commissioner saying that he met the Hurriyat because they are the representative of the people of Kashmir, and stakeholders in the issue of J&K, OfficialSpokesperson said:

After 1972 and the signing of the Simla Agreement by the Prime Minister of India and Prime Minister of Pakistan, there are only two "stakeholders” on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir – the Union of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This is a principle which is the bedrock of our bilateral relations. This was reaffirmed in the Lahore Declaration of 1999 between PM Nawaz Sharif and PM Vajpayee.

Q. :So why did India permit meetings between Pakistan and the Hurriyat in the past?

Official Spokesperson: We all know the answer to that question quite well
Pakistan assured us, at the highest level, that they were committed to a peaceful dialogue on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and would not allow Pakistan or territories under its control to be used for terrorism against us.

We know now, particularly after the Mumbai terror attacks and the manner in which Pakistan has pursued subsequent investigations and trials, that this assurance had no meaning and that an approach that is different to the one laid down by the Simla Agreement and Lahore Declaration does not yield results.
20 August 2014


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