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    US Gives Kashmir to India CIA map shows Kashmir undisputed By Jawed Naqvi NEW DELHI, May 4: The CIA s new map of Kashmir describes the region east of the Line
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2003
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      US Gives Kashmir to India
      CIA map shows Kashmir undisputed


      By Jawed Naqvi

      NEW DELHI, May 4: The CIA's new map of Kashmir describes the region
      east of the Line of Control as "Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir"
      while it designates the territories to its west as "Pakistan-
      controlled areas of Kashmir," an Indian defence analyst noted on
      Sunday.

      In the past, the United States has treated the whole Kashmir state as
      disputed, Air Commodore (retd) Jasjit Singh observed in a column in
      the Indian Express. "There are other notable changes from the past
      which would no doubt make many people wonder at the political signals
      implicit in the map," Mr Singh said.

      He said the importance of this issue lies in the fact that the
      current map would have undergone rigorous inter-agency examination in
      the US system, and after approval at the highest levels, now depicts
      the official government position in the map which would be used by
      everyone in official and unofficial circles in the United States and
      its allies.

      Mr Singh's observations coincided on Sunday with fears expressed by
      senior leader of Kashmir's APHC Syed Ali Shah Geelani that Pakistan
      may eventually accept the LoC as a border between the two sides of
      Kashmir.

      In a written statement in Srinagar Mr Geelani welcomed the thaw
      between India and Pakistan, but also expressed his fears that
      Islamabad might backtrack from its stand on the Kashmir issue to
      improve its trade ties with New Delhi.

      "If Kashmir can be shelved for smoothening relations with India,
      there is every possibility that the Line of Control may be accepted
      as permanent border for other reasons," Mr Geelani said.

      The current US government map no longer indicates the Siachen region
      as part of Azad Kashmir, and in fact marks it as "Indian Occupied
      since 1984".

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top10.htm&date=20030505

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      Qazi calls for resolution of Kashmir issue
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      ISLAMABAD, May 4: There is a need to resolve the Kashmir issue in
      accordance with the wishes of the people of Kashmir, parliamentary
      leader of the Muttahida Majli-i-Amal Qazi Hussain Ahmed said in a
      radio interview.

      In an interview with the BBC's Urdu service, he said: "We want
      good relations with India, but we also want that the real issue,
      which is Kashmir, should be resolved in line with the wishes of
      the people of Kashmir".....(APP)

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top9.htm&date=20030505

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      Three killed in Valley
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      SRINAGAR, May 4: Indian troops Sunday shot dead three militants
      during a fierce encounter in Kashmir, a police spokesman said.

      He said the gunbattle erupted in Chewdara in the central Budgam
      district early Sunday when soldiers of the Indian army's counter
      insurgency wing laid siege to the village. "The militants present
      in the village opened fire to escape, which was retaliated by the
      soldiers," the spokesman said.....

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top17.htm&date=20030505


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