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DATE=6/11/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-250515 TITLE=PAK / KASHMIR (L) (CQ) BYLINE=SCOTT ANGER DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: PAKISTAN AND INDIA ARE TRADING ACCUSATIONS OVER THE TREATMENT OF SIX INDIAN SOLDIER WHOSE BODIES WERE RETURNED TO INDIA EARLIER THIS WEEK. INDIA SAYS THE RETURNED BODIES ARE MUTILATED AND IS CONCERNED ITS SOLDIERS MIGHT HAVE BEEN TORTURED. AS CORRESPONDENT SCOTT ANGER REPORTS, PAKISTAN HAS DENIED THE CHARGE. TEXT: ON THE EVE OF FOREIGN MINISTRY-LEVEL TALKS IN NEW DELHI BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND INDIA TO EASE TENSIONS OVER KASHMIR, INDIA HAS ALLEGED PAKISTAN MUTILATED THE BODIES OF ITS SOLDIERS KILLED IN THE TROUBLED REGION. PAKISTAN'S MILITARY SPOKESMAN, RASHID QURESHI, CALLS INDIA'S ALLEGATIONS BASELESS AND UNBELIEVABLE. HE SAYS INDIA IS WAGING A CAMPAIGN OF NEGATIVE PROPAGANDA AGAINST PAKISTAN. /// QURESHI ACT /// NO ARMY WOULD MUTILATE BODIES. IT IS RIDICULOUS EVEN THINKING THAT ANYONE WOULD MUTILATE BODIES AND THEN RETURN THEM TO THE ENEMY. /// END ACT /// MR. QURESHI SAYS THE BODIES OF THE INDIAN SOLDIERS HAD BEEN LEFT BEHIND IN A REMOTE, HARD TO REACH AREA ALONG THE LINE OF CONTROL IN KASHMIR. /// QURESHI ACT /// THESE BODIES ARE THE BODIES OF SOLDIERS WHO WERE PART OF AN INDIAN ATTACK ON ONE OF OUR POSITIONS ON THE LINE OF CONTROL OVER THREE WEEKS AGO. /// END ACT /// PAKISTAN SAYS IT RETURNED THE SOLDIERS' REMAINS TO INDIA AS A GESTURE OF GOODWILL. LAST WEEK, INDIA DID THE SAME WHEN IT RETURNED THE BODIES OF THREE PAKISTANI SOLDIERS KILLED NEAR KARGIL. INDIA SAYS THE REPORTS OF THE MUTILATIONS ARE SO DISTURBING THAT SATURDAY'S TALKS IN NEW DELHI BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES COULD BE CALLED OFF. INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE AT ODDS OVER THE DIRECTION THE TALKS WILL TAKE. INDIA SAYS THE TALKS WILL CENTER ON THE WITHDRAWAL OF ARMED MUSLIM INSURGENTS FROM ITS SIDE OF THE BORDER -- WHILE PAKISTAN SAYS IT WANTS TO DISCUSS A WIDER SOLUTION TO THE KASHMIR DISPUTE. MEANWHILE, PAKISTANI FOREIGN MINISTER SARTAJ AZIZ BRIEFED CHINESE OFFICIALS ON PAKISTAN'S BORDER SITUATION WITH INDIA DURING AN UNSCHEDULED VISIT TO BEIJING FRIDAY, ONE DAY BEFORE TRAVELING TO THE INDIAN CAPITAL. (SIGNED) NEB/SA/KL 11-Jun-99 8:47 AM EDT (1247 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .