Pakistan envoy’s remarks on Kashmir due to frustration: BJP

Earlier in the day, Pakistan had said it was dedicating its Independence Day on Sunday to Kashmir's "freedom" and will continue to extend full diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of the state.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2016 12:20 pm
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BJP on attributed Pakistan’s”provocative” remarks on Kashmir to its “frustration” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted it over atrocities
against people in PoK and Balochistan.

It also sought to play down the remarks by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit about extending support to Kashmiri people’s fight for freedom, saying he merely repeated what its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said.

“Pakistan is speaking out of frustration after Modi showed it the mirror over the atrocities being carried out by its army against people in Pak-occupied-Kashmir and Balochistan.

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“India is exposing Pakistan at international level and has made it clear that talks will be now about the repression of people in PoK and how they can get rid of this,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan had said it was dedicating its Independence Day on Sunday to Kashmir’s “freedom” and will continue to extend full diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of the state.

Basit made the comments at an event at the Pakistan High Commission to celebrate his country’s Independence Day.

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