May 25, 1947: Pakistan "Absurd" Says Pandit Nehru

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1947

Pakistan "Absurd" Says Pandit Nehru

NEW DELHI, Sat: Congress leader Nehru described as "fantastic, absurd and completely unrealistic" Moslem leader Jinnah's demand for a corridor through Hindustan to connect 2 groups of Pakistan provinces in northern India. Nehru said Congress stood for the union of India with the right of particular areas to elect to stand out. "In no event can we agree to any part of India having foreign j bases or extraterritorial rights," he declared.

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