Media misconstrued my remarks in Saifuddin Soz's book on J-K: Arun Shourie

At the launch of Saifuddin's book, Shourie blamed the Centre's approach for the current state of affairs in Kashmir.

Published: 28th June 2018 05:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2018 05:21 PM   |  A+A-

Former union Minister Arun Shourie (PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Arun Shourie on Thursday blamed TV channels for misconstruing his comments in Saifuddin Soz's book.

At the launch of Saifuddin's book, Shourie blamed the Centre's approach for the current state of affairs in Kashmir. He also questioned Saifuddin and other present in the event that is autonomy the only way to resolve the Valley's problems?

However, Shourie now insisted that his words were taken out of context.

"Two reporters from North Indian channels misconstrued my words," Shourie told ANI here.

Earlier, Saifuddin also drew flak from the opposition for reportedly backing former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's stance on Kashmir.

In his book 'Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle', Saifuddin had stated that Musharraf's assessment of Kashmir "seems to be correct even today."

"Musharraf said Kashmiris don't want to merge with Pakistan, their first choice is independence. The statement was true then and remains true now also. I say the same but I know that it is not possible," he said, in an interview to ANI.

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh did not attend Saifuddin's book launch. However, the reason for the same is yet to be ascertained.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp