A leaked document has emerged which is reportedly the 115-page dossier which will be submitted by Pakistan in UN Human Rights Session (UNHRC) today.
Pakistan in its alleged dossier has once again used Congress’ ex-president, Rahul Gandhi’s quote to further its anti-India narrative. The dossier quotes remarks made by Rahul Gandhi in the aftermath of India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir.
A leaked document, reportedly the Pakistani dossier to be presented by them at United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today, circulating in Pak media circles. The opening page of the document shows quotes by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi & National Conference’s Omar Abdullah. pic.twitter.com/4JoFClPil6
— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2019
In the aftermath of India’s decision to strip Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two separate UTs, Congress supremo, Rahul Gandhi had taken to Twitter to castigate Jammu and Kashmir authorities and had cast doubts on the Indian government.
He had said that it had been 20 days since people of Jammu & Kashmir “had their freedom and civil liberties curtailed”. He could be heard speaking to the security forces that he would like to go to ‘any area which is peaceful’ and had concluded his video by saying that “it is very clear that things are not normal in Jammu & Kashmir.”
The former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had also ‘noted’ that “people dying” in Jammu & Kashmir, in light of events “going very wrong here”.
It’s been 20 days since the people of Jammu & Kashmir had their freedom & civil liberties curtailed. Leaders of the Opposition & the Press got a taste of the draconian administration & brute force unleashed on the people of J&K when we tried to visit Srinagar yesterday. pic.twitter.com/PLwakJM5W5
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 25, 2019
On 25th August, a day after Rahul Gandhi led a delegation of opposition leaders he had posted a video on Twitter where he is arguing with the security personnel at the Srinagar Airport for not being allowed as there are still certain restrictions in place to avoid any eventuality.
Pakistan had previously 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. This time again, Pakistan used the same statement of the Congress leader to advocate a similar narrative against India.
Pakistan has also used the stand taken by Rahul Gandhi and his political cronies to further its agenda against India earlier too. Even during the Pulwama attacks and India’s retaliatory Balakot airstrikes after that, Pakistan has used Congress and other opposition leaders’ statements to peddle its nefarious agenda.
Pakistani analysts and strategists in their media debates had even named the Congress as a ‘sympathiser’ of Pakistan. Recently, Imran Khan had even copied Rahul Gandhi’s favourite lines against RSS and the BJP and had stated that the RSS and PM Modi are planning a Nazi-like imposition of Hindutva ideology in India.
Pakistan is expected to move a ‘resolution’ seeking support for Pakistan’s case on Kashmir in the ongoing 42nd UN Human Rights Session. This is the last chance Pakistan has to catch the world’s attention over Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan is trying to make the most of it by using Rahul Gandhi’s statements as their weapon.