Are elections in J&K a rebuff to separatists or a farce?
Will conversion of LoC into International border solve Kashmir issue?: - The world knows that Pakistan has nothing of its own and is living on grants given by others. Musharraf should first create a good home ground before going public of what India is doing, says BK Koul, Tokyo, Japan. Conversion of LoC into Intl Border will not bring a solution to Kashmir imbroglio. The solution lies in bringing Kashmiri people back to national mainstream, says Ashraf Geelani, Srinagar, J&K.Updated: Sep 18, 2002 11:03 IST
|Pakistan: Elections in J&K has been a farce with security forces coercing the locals to cast their votes. The sham elections have been rejected by the people of Kashmir as some areas registered very low polling.||India: Polling to the first phase of elections in J&K has been peaceful. Local residents have defied terrorist threats and voluntarily cast their votes in an apparent rebuff to Pakistan.|
First Published: Sep 17, 2002 23:16 IST