Nation united against Indian threats, says Sirajul Haq
LAHORE: Responding to Indian COAS Bipin Rawat’s threatening statement, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Saturday said that the whole nation stands as one united force against Indian threats, ARY News reported.
In a tweet posted on his official Twitter account, the JI chief urged the world leaders and international bodies to take notice of Indian COAS “incendiary” statement, adding that India should keep in mind that Pakistan is a nuclear-armed country.
“India should think before issuing such threats as Pakistan is a nuclear-armed state and the two countries may not even get time to repent if they go to war,” wrote Sirajul Haq.
The JI chief reminded India that their occupation of Kashmir is illegal and their forces are violating human rights by killing innocent Kashmiris for demanding their right to self determination.
“India has failed to suppress the Kashmir freedom movement despite use of brutal force and civilian killings. Kashmir’s fate is freedom (from India),” said the JI chief.
Sirajul Haq also urged Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to keep Kashmir cause on top of his agenda during his speech at United Nations General Assembly.
کشمیر پر ہندوستان نے غاصبانہ قبضہ کیا ہوا ہے، ہر طرح کی ریاستی دہشت گردی اور معصوم بچوں، جوانوں کے قتل عام کے باوجود حریت پسند کشمیری قوم کو جھکایا نہیں جا سکا۔ آزادی کشمیر کا مقدر ہے، ہندوستان کو ایک دن قبضہ چھوڑنا پڑے گا
— Siraj ul Haq (@SirajOfficial) September 22, 2018
It is pertinent to note here that Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat earlier today said that India needs to take stern action against Pakistan.
Talking to media persons, General Rawat had added that “India will have to respond to Pakistan in their own language without resorting to barbarism”.
New Delhi on Friday also called off a meeting between the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), just a day after confirming the development.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had cited “unclean intentions” on Pakistan’s side for the development.
Earlier this month, Indian PM Narendra Modi, in a communique to Prime Minister Imran Khan, had stated that he seeks “meaningful and constructive” engagement between the two neighbours.
In reciprocation, PM Khan had written to the Indian premier, officially extending the offer to resume peace talks.