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PoK elections a sham, protests reflection of people’s will: MEA

PoK elections were "another farcical exercise by Pakistan to cover up their illegal occupation", says MEA.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2016 5:24 pm
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Ahead of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Islamabad to attend a SAARC meeting on August 4, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said India is ready to discuss all issues with Pakistan in a atmosphere free of “terror and violence”.

The MEA, at a press conference held in Delhi, hit out at the “sham elections” recently held in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), saying it was “another farcical exercise by Pakistan to cover up their illegal occupation”.

“The protests in PoK are a reflection that people there have rejected Pakistan’s exercise,” Swarup said.

On the arrest of a Pakistan terrorist in Kupwara, MEA said India is waiting for a full security report before deciding the next move.

Swarup also informed the press that the DG of Pak Rangers accepted an invitation from DG of BSF to visit India for talks.

The MEA also clarified the row over three Chinese journalists being denied visa extensions, saying they were given short-term extension but it was not possible to extend them further.

“Also would like to confirm that we have no issues with the replacements that will be sent for them(Chinese journalists),” Swarup said.

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    Jul 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm
    "protests in PoK are a reflection that people there have rejected stan’s exercise,” Swarup said."lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Such is the stupidity of GoI that they make that statement as if there are no protests in IoK(Indian Occupied Kashmir). I told you, brahmins are the smallest brained species.
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      Fire
      Jul 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm
      stan has drilled your in Kashmir. Your 700 thousand men in uniform are in Kashmir to deal 150 militants. Besides this more than 300 thousand of pra military forces. See how much government exchaquer is spend in Kashmir. In fight either Kashmiri or Indian security personal is Killed. stan enjo and humilates India at international leavel for human rights violations. Didn't stan plug you s. Don't be emotional. Think over it then advice to government.
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        Fire
        Jul 29, 2016 at 2:49 am
        You read the report of EU which says more 700 hundred troops are in Kashmir. Secondly stan has controlled Bulochastan by operation Zarab Azab. Thirdly in Kashmir total number of militants is 150 as per the latest police reports. Fourthlly you could not make any political space in Kashmir despite sending Billions on development. Fifthly stan is in control of situation in Kashmir.sixthly. you still not blive that stan has drilled your ads .
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          Fire
          Jul 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm
          You do not spear Dalits who belong to you. You have made their life he'll and still you are talking non sense.was it only iPad cl which liberated India from Britishers. If Muslims are radicals, the uper cast hindues are more radicals. Think above religious lines. After all they are human beings
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            Fire
            Jul 29, 2016 at 6:57 am
            He did not have much time as he has to plug the four s of your mother and sister
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