J&K`s accession with India conditional: NC
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Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011, 00:04
Srinagar: Reacting to BJP leader Rajnath Singh's statement that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and non-negotiable part of the country, National Conference on Thursday said the state had not merged with India but its accession was "conditional".

"The accession of J&K with India was based on conditions and (the state) has not merged with the country which was acknowledged even by Home Minister P Chidambaram in Lok Sabha," senior NC leader and MP Mehboob Beig said in a statement here.

Singh, who is leading a six-member BJP MPs team on a four-day tour to JK that began on April 11 to understand the problems of the people and "prepare a road map" for the state, had yesterday reiterated his party stand that JK is an integral part of the country and it is non-negotiable.

"Singh should study the history of Kashmir and the Kashmir issue," Beig said, adding that frequent appointment of interlocutors by Centre to seek a solution to Kashmir and restore peace is indicative that it is a political issue.

He said autonomy is the only answer to the Kashmir problem but NC is ready to accept any other solution acceptable to people of all the three regions -- Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.


First Published: Friday, April 15, 2011, 00:04

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