Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Killing of a Candidate for the Regional Assembly Elections in Kashmir

September 13, 2002

The Government of Japan expresses its sorrow over Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Lone and other victims, who were killed in Kupwara district in Kashmir on September 11, and categorically condemns such acts of terrorism. The Government of Japan strongly hopes that the elections in Kashmir will be held in a free and fair manner without suffering disruption by the terrorist violence.

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