After Rahul Gandhi asked Islamabad to not indulge in New Delhi’s internal matter, Pakistan Technology Minister Fawad Hussain Choudhry on Tuesday advised the Congress leader to “stand tall” like his great-great-grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru.
Pakistan has mischievously dragged Gandhi’s name in a petition it filed addressing the United Nations regarding Jammu and Kashmir. Islamabad in its plea submitted with the international body had quoted the Congress leader, where the latter had said that people are dying in the Valley.
Rahul, in retaliation to Pakistan’s claims, asserted that though he disagrees with the government on many issues but supports Centre’s contention, that matter related to Jammu and Kashmir are internal for New Delhi.
In reaction to this, Hussain said: “Biggest problem of your politics is confusion, take a stance closer to reality, stand tall like your great-great-grandfather who is a symbol of Indian Secularism and liberal thinking, “ye daagh daagh ujala ye shab-gazida sahar vo intizar tha jis ka ye vo sahar to nahin.”
This comes after Pakistani minister for human rights, Shireen Mazari, said she has a written a letter on the Kashmir issue to 18 UN Special Procedures mandate-holders. In her letter, which is part of the Pakistani propaganda effort on Kashmir, Mazari has claimed that even Rahul Gandhi had noted that people are dying in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mazari also posted the full text of her letter to the UN body on Twitter. She says in the letter: ” …acts of violence have even been acknowledged by mainstream politicians, such as the Leader of the Congress Party, Mr. Rahul Gandhi who has noted, ‘people dying’ in Jammu and Kashmir, in light of events ‘going very wrong there’.”