NC demands apology from Mehbooba over controversial map

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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