Congress slams TRS MP Kavitha’s remark on J&K, Telangana

Few parts were not ours, we should agree, we should redraw the international lines and move on, Kavitha had said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 22, 2014 3:02 am

The Congress Monday took objection to TRS MP K Kavitha’s remarks that India should redraw the international boundaries in J&K, accepting that “few parts” are not “ours” and then move on and that J&K and Telangana were both forcefully annexed to the Indian Union after Independence.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said while it was welcome that the TRS MP has exhibited a desire “to look at other parts of India and understand those areas”, “certain portions of her statement, both in respect of J&K and Telangana, are factually incorrect.” He said some portions of her statement “perhaps inadvertently casts serious doubts on the integrity and legitimacy of the Indian Union.”

Kavitha’s remarks came at The Indian Express Idea Exchange programme. Asserting that she feels strongly about J&K, she had said India should come clean on the state. “Few parts were not ours, we should agree, we should redraw the international lines and move on,” she had said.

“…the princely state of Kashmir in its entirety is an integral invisible inalienable part of India, according to the then Accession Instrument of 1947… whatever parts are held by Pakistan physically are illegally occupied and therefore, “few parts were not ours is not a correct statement either of history or of facts or of politics and it is important to clarify these things because foreign leaders, foreign institutions, foreign bodies reading such statements by elected representatives of India in the Lok Sabha are liable to misunderstand, misquote it and alter India’s stated established invariable position for decades,” Singhvi said.

Referring to Kavitha’s observations that J&K and Telangana were both forcefully annexed to India, he said “it is unfortunate and obviously not correct to lump or club such desperate situations together in general statement”.

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  1. W
    Jul 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm
    Had notHyderabad integrated in India Kavitha would have been wearing a Burkha and her name changed as Maimunnissa.
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      Abbas Mustafa Shaik
      Jul 24, 2014 at 3:58 am
      Please put Kavita in jail under terrorist act.If the same thing was told by a muslim leader or youth, they were kept in jails and will be deemed as terrorist.
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        Abbas Mustafa Shaik
        Jul 24, 2014 at 3:55 am
        The TRS party is a pro-jinnah and has always supported that stupid hateful JInnah.They are politcal terrorists.
        1. A
          Jul 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm
          It is shameful that it is ic people like her who have the power in our country. Making a statement publicly that hampers or even questions India's national integrity should be prosecuted by law and severe punishment dealt out. Starting with never allowing such people to run for any office of government position. Furthermore, votebank appeat is becoming a menace is our country with serious repercussions. We need to take strong steps against that.
          1. A
            Jul 24, 2014 at 1:22 am
   jk, she made a perfect statement, stan will never return the so called "pok" and India will not cross loc to get it back. It make sense to redraw borders, give Kashmiris resonable choice about their future, and we dont need to divert capital which we dearly need to bring more tyan 30 billion ppl above poverty line. Its time to normalise relationship and concentrate more on economics.
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              Julius Ceasur
              Aug 12, 2014 at 5:59 am
              Sorry it should be Kaimunnissa begum...
              1. D
                Aug 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm
                Are you KCRtard???
                1. P
                  Jul 24, 2014 at 5:45 am
                  Dheenini yandana peti bandanu petali ,like how in those days lo patel lu valla maid's ni peteyro
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