Kashmir will never be a part of Pakistan: India


NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday slammed Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over his comments on Kashmir, after she said the whole of India would like to tell PM of Pak that this dream won’t be realized even at the end of eternity.

In a strong-worded riposte to Pakistan PM’s critical comments on Kashmir, Swaraj said, “Pakistan fuelling violence in Kashmir. It has given pain of terrorism there. Pakistan’s designs will never succeed.”

“Behind Pakistan’s encouragement to terrorism lies its delusional though dangerous dream ‘Kashmir will one day become Pak’ as Pak PM said yesterday. Pakistan is perpetrating terror activities through Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists in an area which is integral part of India,” added Swaraj.

Swaraj’s comments came a day after Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif told a public gathering in Muzaffarabad that “We are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes (part of) Pakistan”.

Swaraj lashed out Pakistan PM for calling slain Hijbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani a ‘martyr’. “Doesn’t he know that Burhan Wani was a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander? Country which used fighter planes & artillery against its own people has no right whatsoever to point a finger against our security forces,” said Swaraj.

On Friday, in his first public address following his return from London after an open-heart surgery in May, Sharif urged Kashmiris “not to forget those in Kashmir who are sacrificing their lives for their movement for freedom”.

“Their movement for freedom cannot be stopped and it will be successful. You are aware of how they are being beaten and killed. All our prayers are with them and we are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes (part of) Pakistan,” Sharif was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

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