`China must respect India`s sensitivities on J&K`

Voicing great concern over China`s remarks about "India-controlled Kashmir", External Affairs Minister SM Krishna Friday asked Beijing to respect India`s sensitivities on J&K which is an inalienable part of the India.

Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 23:54 PM IST

Mumbai: Voicing great concern over China`s
remarks about "India-controlled Kashmir", External Affairs Minister S M Krishna Friday asked Beijing to respect India`s sensitivities on Jammu and Kashmir which is an inalienable
part of the country.

"I hope the Chinese government will have respect for our
sensitivities in Jammu and Kashmir," Krishna told mediapersons
here a day after China made provocative remarks describing J &
K as "India-controlled-Kashmir" and Gilgit-Baltistan as
"Northen part of Pakistan".

Krishna asserted that "Jammu and Kashmir is an
inalienable part of India... we have noted with great concern
comments made by Chinese spokesperson on the issue".

Earlier, Krishna, who attended a meeting of the
parliamentary consultative attached to his ministry, visited
the iconic Taj Hotel, one of the targets during the November
26, 2008 terror attacks.

Describing the Taj Hotel as a landmark not only for
Mumbai but for the entire country, Krishna said "we met here
to convey out respects to those who lost lives in the 26/11
gory tragedy."
The terror attacks are a grim reminder of what terror is
about, he said, adding "terror has hit India repeatedly."

"The indomitable will of the people to remain fearless
and contain terror by resolute action is laudable", he said.
"On behalf of members of parliament I convey deep sorrow
to those who lost lives in the 26/11 tragedy," he said.

PTI