Once again Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s desperation to draw International attention towards his anti-India rhetoric drives him to piggyback on Congress. Launching another attack on India, Pakistan’s PM while speaking at the UNGA in New York on Friday said that previous Congress Home Minister gave a statement that, in RSS camps terrorists are being trained. In 2013, the then Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has accused the BJP and the RSS of fanning Hindu terrorism.
Continuing his vile narrative against India over the Kashmir issue following the abrogation of Article 370, Imran Khan also flouted his time limit set by the UN for the address of world leaders.
Imran Khan and his government, who have been continuously trying to peddle his anti-India narrative after India went ahead with revoking the special status provided to Jammu and Kashmir, have often quoted the opposition party to corroborate their anti-India stance.
Recently, Khan had said quoted Congress on the sidelines of the UNGA session in New York. He said, “Even the Congress party in India has commented that poor people have been shut inside for 50 days. No one knows what’s happening with the political prisoners.”
Earlier this month, Pakistan’s anti-India dossier to the UNHRC featured former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders. The dossier quoted remarks made by Rahul Gandhi in the aftermath of India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir where he had taken to Twitter to castigate Jammu and Kashmir authorities and had cast doubts on the Indian government.
Prior to this too, Pakistan had written to the UN accusing India of carrying out human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and had used this statement by Rahul Gandhi and other leftist leaders to further its narrative.
Though India’s position over the Kashmir issue has always been the same, maintaining that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and any discussions with Pakistan will only be bilateral, Pakistan is not willing to abstain.
Not only has the PM of the neighbouring country been using Indian politicians’ opposition to further his agenda, but its media has also used Congress MPs and other opposition leaders’ speech in Parliament to further their agenda on Kashmir.
After India’s decision on Jammu Kashmir, Pakistani news channel Geo TV showed objections held by the Congress politicians and other opposition leaders repudiating the central government’s stand vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani news channel showed Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s proclamations that BJP had murdered the constitution of India. P Chidambaram stating that it is the Black day in the country’s constitutional history was also broadcasted while slamming India. It also showed RJD leader Manoj Kumar Jha’s apprehensions that Kashmir will turn into Palestine within 5 years.
India’s political opponents have always given enough material to Pakistan which they have lapped up to advance their nefarious propaganda against India. The comments made by Congress politicians and other opposition leaders are co-opted by Pakistanis to project India as an occupying force, engaged in subjugating and repressing Kashmiris through illegal abolition of Article 370 and unwarranted bifurcation of the state.