Cong questions BJP govt’s silence on US’ ‘Indian-administered Kashmir’ statement

The US State Department had released a statement designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist', adding that the terror outfit claimed responsibility for several attacks, including an explosives attack in April 2014 in "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Narendra Modi, Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad, India-administered Kashmir Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (File Photo)

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday slammed the government for remaining silent on the US’ reference to Jammu and Kashmir as ‘Indian-administered’. Calling it a ‘total compromise’ of the country’s national security and sovereignty, he questioned the BJP’s silence. “This is total compromise with India’s national security and sovereignty,” Azad was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. “Why has the Prime Minister not protested despite being on US soil? Why is BJP silent? Is it not a total sell out of national interest?” the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha added.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram also questioned the government on the same issue today. “US’ official statement used the phrase ‘Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir’. How did India accept this?” the Congress leader had tweeted.

Hours ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with US President Donald Trump, the US State Department had released a statement designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. As part of the statement, it added that the terror outfit claimed responsibility for several attacks, including an explosives attack in April 2014 in “Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.”

The issue was also highlighted by Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Twitter, who expressed shock at the wording and subsequent silence from the Modi government.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. Janardhan Prasad Dvs
    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm
    On the one hand BJP criticize Nehru on Kashmir issue. On the other it toes the line of the English (US and UK). English did not and do not accept Accession of Kashmir to India and signing of Instrument of Accession by Maharaja of Kashmir. Actually English were sincere about Legalities it must accept the Accession as Legal. But it did not. That is why they do not recognize Kashmir as part of India. And also it supports Pakistani claim on Kashmir. Now BJP by accepting the wording of the US "Indian Administered Kashmir" almost playing into the hands of the English. But one thing BJP cannot go further and handover Kashmir to Pakistan because Kashmir is one of the States of India. No land of India can be cut and given away by any government because unity and integrity are Basic features of the Cons ution of India.
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    1. Janardhan Prasad Dvs
      Jul 4, 2017 at 7:53 pm
      On the one hand BJP criticize Nehru on Kashmir issue. On the other it toes the line of the English (US and UK). English did not and do not accept Accession of Kashmir to India and signing of Instrument of Accession by Maharaja of Kashmir. Actually English were sincere about Legalities it must accept the Accession as Legal. But it did not. That is why they do not recognize Kashmir as part of India. And also it supports Pakistani claim on Kashmir. Now BJP by accepting the wording of the US "Indian Administered Kashmir" almost playing into the hands of the English. But one thing BJP cannot go further and handover Kashmir to Pakistan because Kashmir is one of the States of India. No land of India can be cut and given away by any government because unity and integrity are Basic features of the Cons ution of India
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        Sukumar talpady
        Jul 2, 2017 at 1:29 pm
        I am not defending US for describing our State J K as " Indian Administered Kashmirz " . No doubt it is absolutely wrong. But these are all the tactics of Western countries. Congress is equally responsible for this . British press, BBC, World Atlas published Oxford University press, China, UNO and most of the countries I the world do not agree with the Indian View that J K State merger with India is final and irrevocable. Even Kashmiris do not agree with this view. Every one say that there is a dispute regarding this State. Iran Radio broadcasts special programmes for the people of J K . Congress party never protested or did not take steps to set the things right. What all we used to say is J K belongs to us. We Indians believe it .But others including Kashmiri Muslims ? Congress party and Congress Govt. are equally responsible for this.
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          BM
          Jun 29, 2017 at 6:30 am
          Congress gave half Kashmir to Pakistan on a platter. These people are so shameless that they can't even keep their mouth shut. MMS used to give biryani parties to Nawaz Sharif when Pakis beheaded Indian soldiers.
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            wert
            Jun 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm
            this muslim GULAB nABI itself is bigg traito and acts like terror he teaches to bjp.nonsence
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              ram
              Jun 29, 2017 at 2:17 am
              I fully agree with you.The only reason for Modi Sarkar not objecting to USA's term "Indian administered Kashmir is that the Sarkar ddid not want that Modi Ji loses a chance to hug Trump.The Sarkar simply did not want to spoil the show.Keeping in to consideration all these finer point Sarkar did a very good job by not raising any objection
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