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Azad says peace process will go on

The J&K CM described the act of terror as "inhuman and most barbaric", reports Arun Joshi.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2007 16:35 IST
Arun Joshi

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azadhas expresseddeep shock and grief overthe killing of scores of peopleinthe bombing of cross-border Samjauhta Expresson Monday anddeclared that the Indo-Pakpeace process will continue at itspacein the interests of the peoples of both the countries.

In a statement condemning the bombing of the train that was on its way to Attari from Delhi, Azad described the act of terror as "inhuman and most barbaric". He has conveyed his personal condolences to the bereaved families.

Azad, who is theloudest voice against terrorism in Jammu and Kashmirand believes in conceding noquarter to terrorists, saidthat this"act of barbarism and killing of the innocentneeded to be condemned by one and allin unequivocal terms" to covey"our resolve that theseacts are reprehensible and unacceptable."

The chief minister reiterated his government's resolve that peace process between the two neighbhouring countries would continue in the interests of the peoples of both the countries.

Jammu and Kashmir has high stakes in the peace process. Azad has been pushing hard for the success of the peace process between the two nations. He said at this time there was a need to move ahead with the peace process for the interests of the peoples of the state in particular and that of India and Pakistan at large.

"The desperate elements should understand that such inhuman and cowardice acts cannot affect the confidence building measures being adopted at various levels," he said.