ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Kashmir Elections under Delhi-Sponsored Terrorists

Kashmir Elections under Delhi-Sponsored Terrorists ON July 15, two leading dailies published reports of pronouncements on Kashmir by two politicians neither of whom can be criticised as hostile to the government of India, let alone to Kashmir's accession to the union of India. The Indian Express published the National Conference president Farooq Abdullah's interview to Ritu Sarin in which he roundly denounced the parliamentary poll in the state as "a concocted and rigged exercise". The Times of India published a report of a press conference in Srinagar, on July 14, by Mohammed Maqbool Dar, union minister of state for home, in which he said that "the situation in Kashmir would not have improved to the extent it has but for the contribution of these counter-insurgent groups" a euphemism for the state-sponsored terrorist groups who have wreaked havoc in the state. Dar himself admitted that they had "committed gross excesses on the common people". They were sponsored with the specific purpose of making it possible to hold at least a rigged election.

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