PM Modi interfering in Internal Affairs: Pak Foreign Secretary

Chaudhry said that several UN resolutions recognised Islamabad as a party to the Kashmir dispute and India too recognised that status

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statements , reacting the Uri attack, violates all UN and international charters against non-interference in internal affairs of other countries.

According to a report in IANS, Chaudhry made the remark in an interview with DawnNews.

On Saturday, PM Modi in Kerala denounced Pakistan for supporting and exporting terror, besides warning that the neighbouring country will be isolated as a “terror state”.

In reaction to Modi’s statement, Chaudhry said that several UN resolutions recognised Islamabad as a party to the Kashmir dispute and India too recognised that status.

He added that India has no justification for interfering in Pakistan’s internal affairs.

The Foreign Secretary went on to say that it was unfortunate that the Indian leadership “continues to indulge in a vilification campaign against Pakistan by making provocative statements and hurling baseless accusations”.

Chaudhry further added that such display of irresponsible behaviour at the highest political level was regrettable.

“It is evident that, as an act of desperation, India is trying to distract world attention from the atrocities perpetrated by its occupation forces against innocent and defenceless Kashmiris, including women and children,” Mr Chaudhry said.

The Foreign Secretary said that while casting aspersions on Pakistan, India continued to “sponsor terrorism in Pakistan directly through its state apparatus”.

The arrest and confessional statement of Kulbhushan Yadav — the Indian national arrested in Pakistan on charges of being a RAW agent — had proved India’s involvement, he added.

He pointed out that the international community had taken notice of blatant human rights violations, with concern expressed by several countries as well as the UN and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

“There are increasing demands for independent investigations and fact-finding missions to be sent to Kashmir,” Mr Chaudhry said in the interview.

Ambassador Jilani said that by making such statements, Indian leaders were trying to hide the atrocities their forces were committing against the people of Kashmir. “We reject the statement. This is highly irresponsible. The content of the statement is a distortion and counter-intuitive,” he said.

Meanwhile, Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Washington, believed that Modi’s statement shows India’s nervousness with the situation in held Kashmir.

Jilani said that to hide their guilt and nervousness, Indian leaders had forgotten the language of diplomacy, Dawn News had reported on Monday.

“With such statements, they cannot draw a curtain on their brazen acts of terrorism and crimes against humanity in Kashmir,” Jilani was quoted saying by the DawnNews.