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Pak’s dream of taking over Kashmir will never come true: Sushma Swaraj

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Jul 23, 2016, 8:03 pm IST
Updated Jul 23, 2016, 8:39 pm IST
Swaraj was referring to Nawaz Sharif's statement on Friday, where he had expressed hopes of Kashmir joining Pakistan.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: Twitter)
 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: Twitter)

Islamabad: Hitting out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his comments hoping Kashmir would soon be part of Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that ‘dream will never come true’.

“Pakistan has a dangerous dream that one day Kashmir will become a part of it. It will never come to reality. It is fuelling violence in Kashmir and has given them the pain of terrorism. Their designs will never succeed,” Swaraj said, addressing a press conference.

 

“Pakistan PM called Burhan Wani a 'martyr'. Doesn't he know that Burhan Wani was a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander? Does he not know Wani carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head? That Wani was responsible for the murder of so many security and armed forces personnel?” she asked, adding that Pakistan was perpetrating terror activities in India through Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists in an area which is integral part of India.

Speaking regarding Sharif's comments on the security forces, Swaraj added, "A country which has used weapons against its own citizens has no right to speak about our police and military. Even in the most arduous conditions, our security agencies have shown respect for their countrymen. Over 1,700 personnel were wounded in the Kashmir unrest."

Nawaz Sharif on Friday had said that said Kashmir would eventually be part of Pakistan one day. Backing the Kashmiris’ struggle in Kashmir, he said the 'independence movement' cannot be suppressed by using brute force.

“A day will come when Kashmir will accede to Pakistan. Pakistan will not abandon Kashmiris struggle to right to self-determination,” he said while addressing a rally in Muzaffarabad.

Pakistan’s civil and military leadership on also decided to approach the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to send a fact finding mission to Kashmir after the recent violence. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by Sharif.

The meeting demanded ban on the use of pellet guns in the Valley for dispersing people exercising their right to protest.

It unanimously called upon the international community to condemn the blatant human rights violations and play their role in ensuring the realisation of human rights of the Kashmiri people through fulfilling its commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions.

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