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Mufti favours opening of transit point at Uri

May 29, 2003 16:26 IST

Favouring opening of transit points at Uri in Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Chief MinisterMufti Mohammed Sayeed on Thursdaysaid soft Indo-Pak borders would negate Pakistan's propoganda about the people of the state being held hostage by security forces.

Terming it as a key to normalising situation in the restive state, Sayeed said:"Once transit points are started, may be in Uri, things will be clearer and those spreading the propaganda will be pushed to wall."

The J&K chief minister was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Planning Commission meeting in New Delhi.

He had earlier said that if such a proposal could be considered for Rajasthan and Sindh in Pakistan, why couldn't it be considered for J&K.

Sayeed said there were several divided families in the state and that "there is no harm in allowing the people of the two sides to meet. After all, anyone crossing over to the other side would be doing so on valid travel documents," the chief minister said.

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Number of User Comments: 10

Sub: This guy is crazy

I Hope the Indian govt. at the center has enough brains not to listen to this crazy idea.Any one who really would have understood the ...

Posted by Rohit Kaul

Sub: Has Mufti lost his mental balance?

Creating a soft border in Kashmir is like handing over the state to Pakistan on a platter.Jehadis hounded out from Afghnistan and Pakistan will have ...

Posted by Ram

Sub: Soft border : yes

But porous border -- allowing people to come in: NO. The CM should make that clear.

Posted by Shriram Natarajan

Sub: Not on my tax money!

Who gave mufti the authority to jeopardize national security? If families in Kashmir want to meet their relatives in Pakistan, they should feel free to ...

Posted by Abhi Parab

Sub: Mufti favours soft India-Pak border

Does this man have any brains at all or is he just trying to act too smart? Has he taken us for fools? >>>soft Indo-Pak ...

Posted by Kaushik Das



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