ISLAMABAD: Responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, Adviser on Overseas Affairs Sartaj Aziz stated that Modi was solely making an attempt to divert world consideration from the grim tragedy that has been unfolding within the Indian Occupied Kashmir over the previous 5 weeks.
“Hundreds of unarmed youth are protesting daily for his or her proper to self-willpower. Greater than 70 harmless Kashmiris have been killed and greater than 6000 injured. There’s fixed curfew and full media blackout for the previous 37 days”, Aziz stated in a press release.
Overseas Affairs Advisor stated that the occasions unfolding in occupied Kashmir don’t have anything to do with terrorism as they have been a consequence of an indigenous motion for self-willpower, a proper promised to the Kashmiris by the UN Safety Council.
“Right now, the distinction between the Indian Occupied Kashmir and the Azad Jammu and Kashmir couldn’t be extra stark”, he added.
Sartaj Aziz stated that Modi’s reference to Balochistan, which is an integral a part of Pakistan, solely proves Pakistan’s rivalry that India by means of its most important intelligence company RAW, has been fomenting terrorism in Balochistan.
This, Aziz added, was additionally confirmed by the general public confession of RAW’s lively service Naval Officer, Kulbhushan Yadav in March this yr.
“India is a big nation, in reality the second largest on the planet and this have to be acknowledged, however a big nation doesn’t mechanically turn into a fantastic nation, specifically when it unleashes such brute drive towards harmless residents to suppress their proper to protest or when it intentionally makes use of pallet weapons to completely destroy the eyesight of over one hundred youth”, he stated.
Sartaj Aziz additional stated that India ought to recognise that the core problem of Kashmir can’t be resolved by bullets, it requires a political answer, by means of critical negotiations between India and Pakistan.
Ex-Indian FM slams Modi over Balochistan reference
Commenting on Modi’s assertion throughout a televised interview to an Indian information channel, former Indian overseas minister, Salman Khursheed, stated that Balochistan is an inner matter of Pakistan and Modi shouldn’t have referred to it in his speech.
He questioned the Indian premier, “Does India talk about inner issues of Europe or Africa?”
“We might talk about Kashmir, however not Balochistan,” said the Congress chief.
Khursheed went on to say that Modi’s assertion will function foundation for Pakistan to debate India’s inner points. “We must be cautious whereas discussing issues referring to an unbiased and sovereign state”, he suggested.
He additional slammed Narendra Modi asking can we let america to speak of atrocities being carried out in our nation, or can we ourselves speak of injustices in European or African states.
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