NC demands apology from Mehbooba over controversial map
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 19:36
Srinagar: The ruling National Conference on demanded a public apology from opposition PDP president Mehbooba Mufti over her party's controversial map showing parts of Jammu and Kashmir in China.

"Mehbooba Mufti should come in front of the Kashmiri people and apologise to them because she has committed a big mistake by calling a part of Kashmir as a part of China. Such statements can deteriorate the situation in Kashmir," NC leader Mehboob Baig said in a statement.

The PDP in a powerpoint presentation on their "vision" last week had a slide which saw Aksai Chin painted in red and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in green sparking a controversy and inviting a strong condemnation from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who said "gifting away" of state's territory will not be acceptable.

Baig, who is a member of parliament, said it is "unfortunate" that PDP has no knowledge about the "geography and borders" of the state.

The NC leader alleged that PDP was trying to damage "the peaceful atmosphere in the state".

"They are also trying to create hurdles in Indo-Pak peace talks because they are not in power," Baig alleged.


First Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 19:36

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