Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Kashmir is an internal matter and there is no room for Pakistan or any other country to interfere. Mr Gandhi also went to the extent of calling Islamabad the ‘prime supporter of terrorism’.
“I disagree with this government on many issues,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
“But, let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue and there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it,” he added.
He also held Pakistan responsible for the violence in Kashmir valley.
“There is violence in Jammu and Kashmir. There is violence because it is instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be the prime supporter of terrorism across the world,” Rahul said.
He was reportedly irked by the fact that Pakistan dragged his name into the petition moved by Pakistani Government to the United Nations on Jammu and Kashmir.
There is violence in Jammu & Kashmir. There is violence because it is instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be the prime supporter of terrorism across the world.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 28, 2019
The official spokesperson of Congress, Randeep Singh Surjewala also released a statement of clarification.
“Let no one in the world be in doubt that Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, were, are and shall always remain an integral part of India. No amount of diabolical deception by Pakistan shall change this irrevocable truth,” the statement read.
Pakistan reportedly quoted Gandhi and mentioned his visits in its letter to the United Nations on Jammu and Kashmir.
There have been several responses to the tweet from Mr Gandhi, both in support and in opposition. Some of them have even asked if Mr Gandhi is planning to join BJP.