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We do not comment on WikiLeaks: US ambassador

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Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) The US does not, as a matter of policy, comment on WikiLeaks anywhere in the world, US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer said Friday as controversy escalated over allegations in US diplomatic cables put out by the website that India’s ruling Congress had bought MPs to win the 2008 trust vote.

“We do not comment on WikiLeaks in London, Japan and anywhere in the India. I am not going to do that in Srinagar,” Roemer told journalists on the sidelines of his visit to Delhi Public School here today.

Replying to a question on why he had not met Kashmiri separatist leaders, he said: “I met Omar Abdullah who is an elected leader. He represents the people here in Jammu and Kashmir. You are limited in time and I cannot meet everybody as I was here for only two days.”

“India is a great country with great values and traditions. I have been visiting many parts of India including Mumbai, Lucknow and Bangalore. Today I am in Srinagar,” Roemer told the students.

The US ambassador, who also managed a game of basketball with the students, later flew back to Delhi, concluding his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

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