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India lacks courage on Kashmir issue: Omar

November 01, 2006 16:42 IST

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National Conference president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday showered praises on Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf for his 'courage' in being very clear about his proposals and formulas to resolve the contentious Kashmir issue.

"General Musharraf is a very courageous person. We should accept and appreciate that... If he has to talk about any issue be it demilitarisation or self-rule or has to speak against independence...he says it daringly," Omar told a news conference in Srinagar.

However, he said the same courage and determination was not shown by the leadership in Delhi.

"Why does the leadership not exhibit the same courage? Why do they have to create agents and mouthpiece and present them before the people of Jammu and Kashmir to propagate their proposals? I fail to understand," Omar said.

"If the government has to talk about opening the road and other issues, why don't they do it on their own? Why make others speak for them," he asked.

Omar said if the government was in favour of the self-rule proposal, it should speak for itself and not ask former chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to do so.

"Come and announce it here. New Delhi has always looked for its agents and mouthpiece here. When they are through with these agents, new ones are promoted," he alleged.

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Sub: Musharaff speaks his mind

I agree with Mr. Omar Abdullah, General Musharaff has the guts to speak his mind, which more than can be said of the various 'leaders' ...

Posted by Murli

Sub: J&K issue :Omar lavishes praise on his Master Musharaff

Mr.Omar Abdullah has the exclusive right to be the mouth piece of Mushaaff and and his quaronic command is that he is the final and ...

Posted by raghavan

Sub: J&K Issue

There is no issue on J&K. It is and will always remain an integral part of Bharat (and India to all you western minded people). ...

Posted by Da.Venks

Sub: why dont tou join national main stream

Mr Omar jee why dont you and your state people join national main stream for all round developoment of the kashmir like in IT,BT and ...

Posted by ShyamReddy

Sub: I regard u as one of the best leaders.

Yes India has always shown a weak image to the International community and even to pakistan. Atleast Musharraf is brave enough to tackle US at ...

Posted by Rahul Roy



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