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Musharraf's proposal baseless: Ghulam Nabi

The CM says that self-rule is impossible as the entire nation is democratic and J&K is an integral of it.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 16:34 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Tuesday that President Pervez Musharraf's proposal for self-rule in Jammu and Kashmir after its demilitarisation has no basis as it has been made "without application of mind".

"I have deep respect for Musharraf as he is a good person and also a wise man. But I feel that his idea of demilitarisation has been put forward without proper application of mind. It is unclear and has no basis," Azad said.

"What does he mean by demilitarisation when cross-border terrorism is continuing? People are falling to bombs and bullets. This defies logic," Azad maintained.

He also said that self-rule in the state is not at all possible as India is a democratic country and Kashmir is an integral part of it.

"We know the definition of democracy: government of the people, by the people and for the people. We have all this in Jammu and Kashmir. If at all it is needed, it is required on the other side of the Line of Control.

First Published: Jan 10, 2006 16:34 IST