Im­ran to Pak­ista­nis: Don’t go to Kash­mir for jihad Ter­ror­ists don’t come from Moon: EU lead­ers

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation -

Is­lam­abad: Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan warned Pak­ista­nis on Wed­nes­day not to go to Kash­mir to fight jihad, say­ing it will hurt the cause of the Kash­miris.

“If any­one from Pak­istan goes to In­dia to fight jihad...he will be the first to do an in­jus­tice to Kash­miris, he will be the en­emy of Kash­miris,” Khan said told the me­dia af­ter in­au­gu­rat­ing the Torkham Ter­mi­nal at Pak-Afghan bor­der.

Khan claimed that In­dia needed just “an ex­cuse to launch crack­down on the besieged peo­ple of Kash­mir.”

He has re­peat­edly claimed that In­dia could launch a “false flag” op­er­a­tion to di­vert at­ten­tion from Kash­mir. Khan also ruled out talks with In­dia un­less New Delhi lifts cur­few in Kash­mir and re­voke the ab­ro­ga­tion of Ar­ti­cle 370. Brus­sels: Eu­ro­pean par­lia­men­tar­i­ans Ryszard Czar­necki and Ful­vio Mar­tu­sciello have slammed Pak­istan for har­bour­ing mil­i­tants, with one of them say­ing ter­ror­ists who car­ried out at­tacks in In­dia did not come from the Moon.

Dur­ing a spe­cial de­bate of the ple­nary of the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment on the sit­u­a­tion in Kash­mir on Tues­day, Czar­necki, the mem­ber of EU Par­lia­ment and Eu­ro­pean Con­ser­va­tives and Re­formists Group in Poland called In­dia the “great­est democ­racy of the world”.

“In­dia is the great­est democ­racy of the world. We need to look at ter­ror­ist acts that took place in In­dia, J&K. These ter­ror­ists didn’t land from the Moon. They were com­ing from the neigh­bour­ing coun­try. We should sup­port In­dia,” said Czar­necki.

Mar­tu­sciello, a mem­ber of EU Par­lia­ment and Group of Eu­ro­pean Peo­ple’s Party (Chris­tian Democrats) in Italy, said Pak­istan had threat­ened to use nu­clear weapons which was a con­cern to the Eu­ro­pean Union.

The EU min­is­ter urged In­dia and Pak­istan to re­solve Kash­mir is­sue through di­a­logue, seek­ing a peace­ful and po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion, re­spect­ful of the in­ter­ests of the Kash­miri pop­u­la­tion on both sides of the Line of Con­trol.

She also called on In­dia to re­store means of com­mu­ni­ca­tions in the Val­ley.

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