New Delhi: Pakistan’s letter to the United Nations alleging human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir has already sparked a political rift in India as it not only mentions Congress leader Rahul Gandhi but also Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
According to reports, the seven-page letter written by human rights minister Shireen Mazari quotes Haryana CM as saying on August 10 that with Kashmir now open, “brides will be brought from there to here”. Though, Khattar later clarified that it was a “joke”.
Following the scrapping of Article 370, Rahul Gandhi had sought information from the Centre on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “Some reports have come that things in Jammu and Kashmir are going very wrong… It is very-very important that the Prime Minister of India and the government be very transparent about what is happening in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,” he had said.
Meanwhile, BJP on Wednesday launched an attack on Gandhi.
Addressing a presser, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that ‘things aren’t going wrong in Kashmir, they’re going very wrong in Congress’.
“Rahul’s original statement that things in Kashmir are going wrong – Mr Rahul Gandhi, things aren’t going wrong in Kashmir, they’re going very wrong in Congress,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said while addressing media.
Javadekar alleged Congress of vote bank politics and he added that Rahul Gandhi had to take a U-turn following the anger of the people.
“Pakistan has filed a petition in the UN, making Rahul Gandhi’s statement as evidence. This is bankruptcy as well as Congress’ vote bank politics. When the anger of the people of the country came out with this statement, Rahul Gandhi had to take a U-turn from the statement today,” Javadekar said.
This comes after Pakistani Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari, on Tuesday said she has a written a letter to 18 UN Special Procedures mandate on Kashmir issue.