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Have J&K people voted in favour of India?

Have the people of J&K given a message through the poll?: The J&K people have given their verdict, now it's time for the Indian Government to take care of their basic need - rid the valley of all Pak intruders, says Dipak Patel, Waldwik, USA. A dialogue with the Army in Pak should begin the moment they realize the futility of sending in armed and trained terrorists, whose only mission it is to create havoc and kill innocent people, says Rajiv, Chennai.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2002 20:33 IST

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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. 

First Published: Oct 11, 2002 20:28 IST