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Will free and fair polls in J&K negate plebiscite?

Was J&K terrorists behind Akshardham temple attack?: Well, the history of kashmir has been tempered by both Pak & India for their own political and regional interests over the past 50-55 years. Anyways, if India is truthfull in her claim that insurgency in Kashmir is merely a terrorist then why does't he establish it to the world once in for all by conducting plebiscite, says Sheraz, Lahore, Pakistan.

india Updated: Oct 02, 2002 15:07 IST

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 Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan President: India should immediately withdraw its forces from J&K and hold a plebiscite under United Nations supervisions to determine the status of J&K. So called elections to J&K are a sham and an eyewash to the international community.  LK Advani, Deputy Prime Minister, India: The kind of concern being shown by the Western nations proves the importance of the polls. If the J&K polls are conducted in a free and fair manner, then there won't be any meaning left for holding of a plebiscite. 

First Published: Sep 30, 2002 23:47 IST