Sunday, September 5, 2010


Mumbai, Sep 4: Expressing concern at China’s remarks about the term ‘India-controlled Kashmir’, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that China must respect the sensitivities New Delhi has towards Jammu and Kashmir.
Talking to reporters here on the sidelines of the Consultative Committee meeting of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Krishna said: "I hope the Chinese government will have respect for our sensitivities on Jammu and Kashmir."
"Kashmir is an inalienable part of India and we have noted with great concern that the comments made by the spokesperson from China. We have advised our Ambassador to take it up and express our concerns," he added.
Earlier, he visited the iconic Taj Hotel, one of the targets during the November 26, 2008, terror attacks.
Describing the Taj Hotel as a landmark not only for Mumbai but for the entire country, Krishna said: "We met here to convey out respects to those who lost lives in the 26/11 gory tragedy."
"We have gathered here to convey and pay our respects to all those who lost their lives in that gory tragedy of 26/11. That is a grim reminder to the entire world of what terror is all about. On behalf of the Members of Parliament, I would like to convey our deep sense of sadness and sorrow, and our condolences to the bereaved families," he added.
Krishna also noted that terror has repeatedly hit India and it’s the strong will of the countrymen that has helped to overcome it again and again.
"The indomitable will, the resolve of the people of India to remain free, to remain fearless and to take every possible step to contain terror to overwhelm terror by our resolute action," he said.


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