SP leader says India in past made many mistakes on Kashmir

Srinagar: After 58 civilian killings and over 5000 critical injuries, the Parliament has finally felt the heat of the “burning Kashmir” and finally went ahead to hold a debate on the ongoing unrest in Kashmir post the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani on July 8.

However, few parliamentarians admitted that over the decades India has made certain mistakes in the past and that is why the entire country is suffering even today.

Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said, “India made mistakes in the past. We should not have returned the land which we had secured after 1965 war with Pakistan,” he said while participating in a debate on the present turmoil in the Kashmir Valley.”

He said India failed to extract more from Pakistan through the Shimla agreement after the 1971 war.

The Samajwadi Party leader said that the common people of Pakistan do not want bad relations with India as most of them have relatives in India.

Touching upon the use of pellet guns by security forces in the Kashmir Valley, he said their use should be stopped and some other methods used to control the mobs. (PTK)