Rahul Gandhi, in tweets today, set the record straight after being named in what the Congress called an alleged petition of the Pakistani government to the UN on Jammu and Kashmir and asserted that while he disagreed with the government on many issues, he wanted to make it “absolutely clear” that Kashmir is India’s internal issue and violence in Jammu and Kashmir is instigated by Pakistan.
The tweets are significant after the Congress leader’s criticism of the government’s handling of Jammu and Kashmir after he was stopped from visiting Srinagar and turned away from the airport on Saturday. The Congress also released a statement referring to “reports citing an alleged petition moved by Pakistani Government to UN on Jammu & Kashmir”, in which Rahul Gandhi had been “mischievously dragged to justify the pack of lies and deliberate misinformation being spread by Pakistan”.
“I disagree with this government on many issues. But, let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue and there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
“There is violence in Jammu and Kashmir. There is violence because it is instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be the prime supporter of terrorism across the world,” he added.