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Kashmir India’s internal issue, no room for Pakistan to intervene: Rahul Gandhi

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on August 28, 2019 Published on August 28, 2019

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Citing an alleged petition moved by Pakistani Government to United Nations on Jammu & Kashmir, wherein name of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been mentioned, the Congress said Pakistan is trying mischievously drag the Congress leader to justify the "pack of lies" and deliberate misinformation being spread by the neighbouring country.

 

Party spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala maintained that Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were, are and shall always remain an integral part of India. "No amount of diabolical deception by Pakistan shall change this irrevocable truth. Instead, Pakistan should answer to the world about unpardonable and inhumane violations of human rights in POK-Gilgit-Hunza-Baltistan. Pakistan also owes an explanation for designed persecution of over 70 million Mohajirs and killing of over 25,000 by Pakistani Forces," he claimed.

Surjewala's statement followed a couple of tweets by Rahul Gandhi blaming Pakistan for the violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

"I disagree with this Government on many issues. But, let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue & there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it. There is violence in Jammu & Kashmir. There is violence because it is instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be the prime supporter of terrorism across the world," he tweeted.

Surjewala added that human rights violations in Balochistan, including thousands, who have gone missing as also mass graves being uncovered by different agencies have never been answered. "Let the world be reminded again that almost every terrorist organisation thrives in Pakistan under political and military patronage – be it Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Hizbul Mujahedeen, Al-Queda or Taliban and its multiple offshoots. We urge that Pakistan should answer these issues, both internally to its people as also to international community, instead of raising the fake Kashmir bogey," he added.

Published on August 28, 2019
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