No question of accepting any change in J-K status: India
New Delhi -- Reacting to the reports reported by some of the media in regard to the status of Jammu & Kashmir, India re-affirmed its stand and said there is no change in its stand.
India on Friday asserted that there was no question of accepting any change in the status of Jammu and Kashmir and denied that there had been any discussions with Pakistan in this regard.
Reacting to reports in a section of the media quoting a Pakistani Minister that the two countries were considering joint control of both parts of Jammu and Kashmir, an external affairs ministry spokesman said there was no question of India accepting any change in the status of Jammu and Kashmir which is and would remain an integral part of India.
He said the government of India had seen the quoted remarks of the Pakistani Minister concerning discussions taking place between the two countries on Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan's Minister for Kashmir affairs and Northern Areas, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, had told an Indian newspaper in an interview from Islamabad that joint control of both parts of Kashmir as a single unified entity and limited sovereignty were some of the options now under active consideration of the governments of India and Pakistan as well as the Huriyat Conference.
The Minister was quoted as having said that these solutions were being discussed along with other proposals like the devolution system at different levels of government and civil society.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said earlier that there could be no redrawing of borders but these could be made irrelevant.