DATE=6/19/2000 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAKISTAN/INDIA/KASHMIR (L-O) NUMBER=2-263524 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Pakistan is rejecting Indian allegations that thousands of Muslim militants are preparing to cross into Indian-controlled Kashmir from Pakistani territory. As Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad, a Pakistan military spokesman also denies his country is supporting separatist Muslim movements in Indian Kashmir. TEXT: The Pakistan army spokesman, Major General Rashid Quereshi, calls the Indian allegations - rubbish. Mr. Quereshi tells V-O-A the move is part of - as he puts- India's propaganda campaign to portray the 11-year old uprising in Indian Kashmir as Pakistani-inspired, rather than an indigenous revolt. // QUERESHI ACT // Every time they have a problem inside Indian- held Kashmir, the Indians when they are unable to control the freedom fighters, the indigenous movement inside Indian-held Kashmir, they always want to externalize it and put the blame on Pakistan. This is again one of their propaganda stunt to try and convince their own people inside India and the world that whatever is happening inside Indian-held Kashmir is being sponsored (by Pakistan). // END ACT // Military authorities in India say that more than two- thousand Kashmir separatists are waiting to infiltrate Indian Territory from Pakistani Kashmir. They say the militants are spread out at different locations along the 740-kilometer "Line of Control" that divides Kashmir between the two countries. Pakistan denies Indian allegations that it is arming insurgents fighting Indian rule in two-thirds of Kashmir under New Delhi's control. Islamabad maintains it only provides diplomatic and moral support to, what it calls, Kashmiri freedom fighters. The disputed Himalayan region has caused two wars between India and Pakistan. Last year both countries nearly went to a third war over Kashmir, after Pakistan-backed guerrillas briefly seized strategic heights on the Indian side of the mountainous region. (SIGNED) NEB/AG/RAE 19-Jun-2000 08:19 AM EDT (19-Jun-2000 1219 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .