New Delhi, September 4: Pitching on to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan is trying all tricks from its book but fails miserably. In a latest, when Pakistan attempted to raise the Kashmir issue at a UNICEF meet in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and BJP MP Sanjay Jaiswal thwarted the attempt asserting that Kashmir was India’s internal matter.
This comes two days after India dashed an attempt by Pakistan to raise the Kashmir issue during the South Asian Speakers’ Summit in the Maldives, saying Islamabad should put an end to all state support to terrorism, which is the “biggest threat” to humanity.
On Tuesday, the Pakistani delegates tried to rake up rights issues in Kashmir at the UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian Conference on Children Rights Convention in Colombo, evoking a sharp reaction from the Indian side, with Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi slamming the neighbouring country’s record on rights issues of minorities. Gogoi reminded the Pakistani delegation of their country’s internal situation related to human rights, the plight of minorities and legislations such as the “blasphemy law”.
Gogoi and BJP MP Sanjay Jaiswal, both part of the Indian delegation, were seen in a video footage of the event asserting that Kashmir was India’s internal matter. Later, in a video statement, Gogoi said it was “highly unfortunate” that at a child rights conference organised by the UNICEF, the Pakistani delegation tried to internationalise the matter of Jammu and Kashmir.
“We firmly reminded them that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and India is the largest democracy in the world and as stakeholders in the Indian democracy, an Indian voice will be heard, not that of a vested interest, not that of a foreign country, and not certainly that of Pakistan,” he said.
Pakistan has been trying very hard to raise the Kashmir issue by fearmongering the masses unnecessarily. Very well aware of the future consequences, Pakistan is deliberately trying to create fear among the masses on Kashmir. Giving a blind eye to its own falling economy or atrocities on minorities, Pakistan is unnecessarily diverting its attention from real problems.