J&K`s accession with India conditional: NC

NC said that the state had not merged with India but its accession was `conditional`.

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

"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.