Suggestion on handing over Sir Creek to Pak ridiculous: Chidambaram

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Ahmedabad, Dec 12: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today termed as "ridiculous" the suggestion that India was handing over Sir Creek to Pakistan and asserted that nobody was going to give it to the neighbouring country.
"Nobody is giving away Sir Creek to Pakistan. But I don't know anything about the letter," Chidambaram said on a question regarding a letter written by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sir Creek.
"If anybody is suggesting that India is handing over Sir Creek to Pakistan, then it is a ridiculous suggestion," Chidambaram said.
Earlier in the day, Modi, in a letter to the Prime Minister as a concerned citizen, urged him to stop dialogue with Pakistan at once on the Sir Creek issue and demanded that it should not be handed over to Pakistan.
"I am writing on a serious issue of talks going on regarding Sir Creek being handed over to Pakistan. Any attempt to hand over Sir Creek to Pakistan would be a strategic blunder considering the history and sensitivity of the region," Modi wrote in the letter.
"I would earnestly request you to stop this dialogue with Pakistan at once and Sir Creek should not be handed over to Pakistan," he wrote.
Due to the election code of conduct, Modi wrote the letter as a concerned citizen and not as a chief minister of a state, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitaraman had said giving details of the letter.
Modi also raised the issue during his poll rallies in different parts of the state today.
Sir Creek is marshy water body along the India- Pakistan border, which is disputed and the two countries are bilaterally discussing the issue for quite a long time. 

Lastupdate on : Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM NATIONAL

  • Kashmir

Lolab girl loses life in littered explosive blast

2 Siblings Also Injured; SOP Nowhere In Sight

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 12: A girl died while two of her siblings were injured in a littered explosive blast in Lolab area of frontier district of Kupwara on Wednesday evening.  Police sources said Nuzhat Akhter More



  • Srinagar City

CITY TO ATTRACT TREKKERS

JKSMA holds symbolic trek from Faqeer Gujri to Asthan Marg in Dara stretch of Harwan area in the heels of mount Mahadev

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Dec 12: Adventure tourism lovers Wednesday joined hands to promote hills in Srinagar for trekking by holding a symbolic trek in the picturesque Harwan area.  In continuation to the celebration More




  • Jammu

Govt sets up panel to probe Assembly Complex damage

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Dec 12: A portion of the Assembly complex here collapsed reportedly due to construction work going on nearby, prompting the Jammu and Kashmir government to set up a three-member panel to probe the More



  • World

Pt Ravi Shankar passes away

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Dec 12: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who spearheaded the worldwide spread of Indian music and had a major influence on Western musicians like The Beatles, died today in San More



  • Court Watch

Court directs State to relocate 3 foreign under-trials

Counsel seeks lodging of accused at lock-ups nearer to their trial court

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 12: A local court Wednesday directed the State to lodge two foreign ‘militants’ at Central Jail Srinagar and district jail Baramulla while sending the third ‘militant’ back to district jail More



  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’

BETTER EDUCATION

 Since 2008, Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), a volunteer-driven philanthropic organization with a focus on education in Kashmir, has been quietly supporting education of talented and deserving More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions