Modi’s Speech is supported by Congress, wants govt to raise PoK issue with Pak : On 15th August on the Occasion of 70th Independence Day, PM Modi gave his remarks on Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir during his Independence Day speech from the rampart of the Red Fort on Monday.
The Congress Party has come out to supports the PM Modi’s remarks on Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
But, the congress party distanced itself from the remarks of its senior leader Salman Khurshid on the speech of PM Modi.
On Monday evening, Salman Khurshid had said that PoK is our right. It is our entitlement. We will support it. But by bringing in Balochistan, you are ruining our case. The Congress party has distanced itself from this remark and termed the comments of Salman Khurshid as his personal view.
Congress – the main opposition party in the Parliament asked the government to raise the issue of atrocities in Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in bilateral meetings with Pakistan and in front of international forums.
Congress said that our view are our views and Salman Khursid has its own views. The Congress party believes there are serious human rights violations in Balochistan and the voice of democratic dissent is being suppressed by Pakistani agencies and forces.
Similar the human rights violations are also being committed by the Pakistani forces in PoK. Pakistan occupied Kashmir is an integral part of India.
The head of communication department of Congress, Randeep Surjewala said that All such issues of humar rights violation in PoK need to be raised and need to be solved out. We support the government.
He said that the nomenclature PoK means that the territory is an integral part of India and the accession of Kashmir to India is an issue which was settled decades ago.
Randeep Surjewala said that earlier, Pakistan had attacked and occupied a part of Jammu and Kashmir which was integral part to India.
He said that this issue needs to be solved out and it can only be sorted out in favour of India.