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Have J&K people voted in favour of India?
October 11, 2002
First Published: 20:28 IST(11/10/2002)
Last Updated: 20:33 IST(11/10/2002)
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  Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's PM:   It's a victory for Indian democracy. The entire process of J&K elections has shown that the people voted against Pak-sponsored terrorism and Pakistan's anti-India propaganda. It was the victory of India's unity, integrity, democracy and a vote for Kashmiriat.   Robert Blackwill, US Ambassador to India:  Though elections alone can not solve the problems between India and Pakistan, it is an important component and we think that poll process will be a positive start. After Kashmir and Pakistan elections are behind, we hope we will be engaging both sides again.  

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