Pakistan exports weapons, terrorism to Kashmir, not good wishes: Sushma

Pakistan exports weapons, terrorism to Kashmir, not good wishes: Sushma

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Pakistan has never exported good wishes to Kashmir but only weapons and terrorism, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.

“Pakistan’s Prime Minister (Nawaz Sharif) says that his good wishes are with the people of Kashmir.,” Sushma Swaraj said in a statement to the media.

“Sadly, it’s not Pakistan’s good wishes or moral or diplomatic support but its weapons and terrorism that it has exported to Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.

Sushma Swaraj was flanked by Ministers of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh and M.J. Akbar as she read out the statement.

Her strongly worded statement comes after Sharif’s statement on Friday at Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir that Pakistanis were waiting for the day when Jammu and Kashmir would become a part of Pakistan.

In his first public address following his return from London after open heart surgery in May, Sharif urged Kashmiris in Pakistan “not to forget those in (Indian) held Kashmir who are sacrificing their lives to their movement for freedom”.

“Their movement for freedom cannot be stopped and it will be successful. You are aware of how they are being beaten and killed. All our prayers are with them and we are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes Pakistan,” the Dawn quoted him as saying.

Pakistan has taken a stridently anti-India line since mass protests erupted in the Kashmir Valley after the July 8 killing by Indian security forces of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Street clashes between those protesting Wani’s killing and the security forces have left over 45 people dead and hundreds injured. Many have been blinded by pellets used by the security forces.

In her statement, Sushma Swaraj said that Pakistan’s dirty money, dangerous terrorists and duplicitous state institutions sought to destabilise the region.

“The statement of none other than the Prime Minister of Pakistan has betrayed this despicable design. But I would like to repeat that this dream of Pakistan will never be fulfilled,” she said.

She stated that in the last few days, the Pakistani leadership, including Prime Minister Sharif, have praised as a martyr a wanted terrorist like Wani.

“He was carrying an award of Rs. 10 lakh on his head because he had perpetrated heinous crimes including murder of elected representatives of local bodies and security forces/personnel,” Sushma Swaraj said.

“Even more condemnable than these deplorable attempts from across our border to incite violence and glorify terrorists is the fact that these attempts have been undertaken by Pakistan’s state machinery in active partnership with UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed and other leading terrorists belonging to internationally proscribed organisations.”

The External Affairs Minister said that a country which has used fighter planes and artillery against millions of its own people has no right whatsoever to point a finger against India’s brave, professional and disciplined police and other security forces.

“Their (Indian forces’) restraint and respect for their fellow citizens is evident in the unusually high number of the injured personnel – more than 1700 – in the violence unleashed with the support from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir,” she stated.

She said that behind Pakistan’s unabashed embrace and encouragement to terrorism lay its delusional though dangerous dream that Kashmir would one day become Pakistan.

“The whole of India would like to tell Prime Minister of Pakistan that this dream will not be realised even at the end of eternity,” Sushma Swaraj said.

“The whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India. You will never be able to make this heaven on earth a haven for terrorists.”


  1. India has to stop this nonsense of ‘strongly worded statement’ and other theatrics. All these don’t mean a thing when we are dealing with a terrorist ideology. Many politicians and media figures based in Delhi and north India have some kind of secret love towards Pakistan. The hopeless romance of achieving peace with this next-door neighbor immersed in a terrorist ideology is quite stupid and irrational.

    If Indian leaders are truly serious about this threat, they will do two things immediately. Cut off all ties with Pakistan and go after all those who support or encourage pro-pakistani agenda in India. I’m referring to all those despicable ‘journalists’ to shameless Bollywood characters who intentionally ignore real terrorism threat and project terrorists as victims!!

  2. Who cares for Pakistan? Pakistan has no name and credibility in the comity of nations, other than being a factory for producing terrorirsts.

    By the way, when is their Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, going abroad to London to collect rents that are due from the properties that he has rented, to eat well at restaurants there, have paya curry specially prepared by his friend’s wife and for shopping? This man is simply amazing. A guy who is having chronic heart problems is eating paya, when doctors advise their patients to avoid fat, red meat, ssalt and eat vegetarian dishes and consume a lot of butter milk.

  3. Pakistani Prime Minister, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, is a puppet of the Army and does different dances as per the tunes played by them. In return, he sits in the Premier’s chair and amasses ill-gotten wealth and the Army runs its own parallel economy and also earns through their Fauzi Foundation. You know, thieves too have their honour.

  4. Why Bajrang Dal is organising commando-style training camps in UP?

    The video of a mock drill purportedly showed some volunteers wearing skull caps at the camp held in Karsevakpuram — the VHP workshop in Ayodhya.

    Photographs of cadres brandishing rifles, swords and even lathis at the “self-defence” camps held in some Bajrang Dal-managed schools have gone viral.

    “This arms training is for the purpose of self defence. There should not be any objection from any quarter. The intention behind this exercise is what counts,” UP Governor Ram Naik said while replying to the queries of the media.

    15,000-strong ‘dharma sena’ in Uttar Pradesh readies for war with Islamic State
    From the outskirts of India’s capital to the Uttarakhand border, an outfit known as Hindu Swabhiman is raising and training what it calls a “dharma sena” to wage war against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), which it believes will occupy western UP by 2020. Its leaders claim there are already 15,000 “soldiers” who are ready to die to safeguard their faith.

    “there is no justification to the threats made by a senior Sangh Parivar leader in UP few days back that Hindus of India have already lived under slavery of Muslim rulers for 1000 years and to defeat their designs and to prevent them further we are making a private army of 15000 Hindu militants.”

    Is this Humanitarian Minister is able to explain where is these illegal weapons coming ?Why the Home minister is silent on military style arms training which is defend by the governor?Are these weapons registered under arms act?Is these fanatic group do annual auditing and submit the report to Home Minister?

    Is these fanatic Sangh Parivar group undermine the defence capability of our nation? Did Modi’s government not learned from the ‘Saffron terror’?

    Jai Hind

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