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Musharraf's proposal: No comments from India

Musharraf had offered to join the fight against terror in J&K if India agreed to withdraw troops from Srinagar, Kupwara and Baramulla.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 16:26 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday refused to comment on Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's proposal for demilitarisation of three districts in Kashmir as a precursor to end militancy in the restive state.

"I simply do not want to make any comment on this issue," Dr Singh while talking to reporters after a book release function at his 7 Race Course Residence in New Delhi.

In an interview to Karan Thapar for CNN/IBN TV news channel, President Musharraf had offered to join the fight against terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir if New Delhi agreed to withdraw troops from Srinagar, Kupwara and Baramulla.

India has already categorically rejected the Pakistan President's suggestion and asserted that it was a "sovereign" decision to be taken by New Delhi based on the security situation and could not be "dictated by any foreign government".

First Published: Jan 11, 2006 16:26 IST

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