ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday highlighted India’s ill-intention towards Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
“India’s intention of Akhand Bharat ‘Undivided India’, which is predominant on Delhi’s mind today and is reflection of RSS ideology, will not let them restrict to the occupied Kashmir,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi said while addressing a conference titled ‘Urgent need for humanitarian efforts’ at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in Islamabad.
He said they were talking about their ill-intention on Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan as well, after repealing the special status for the occupied Kashmir. Pakistan was moving towards the situation that could be existential threat for the country, he added.
“Understand the gravity of the situation and how delicate the situation can be in the days to come and we have to be prepared for that. It is crucial that we speak with one voice on this matter,” he maintained.
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FM Qureshi said the discussion of the Kashmir dispute in the EU parliament despite Indian reservation meant that the EU had rejected Indian stance that it was an internal dispute and accepted it as an international issue.
“The tide is turning against India gradually. It’s turning gradually because it is a realpolitik in which you have to see your interests. But Pakistan supports Kashmir’s struggle for freedom above any politics,” he added.
He said entire Pakistan and Kashmir were united over the Kashmir conflict while India was divided.
The foreign minister said Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, had stressed on India to lift the curfew and clampdown in India-held Kashmir.
He dared Indian PM Narendra Modi to address public gathering in Occupied Kashmir like Prime Minister Imran Khan did in Azad Kashmir and tell them that the decision of revocation of Kashmir’s special status was taken in their favor.