ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Tuesday expressed concern over what he said was the administration of United States (US) President Donald Trump ‘speaking India’s language’, a day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Trump during an official trip to the US.
In the run-up to the meeting, the US State Department designated Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist and slapped sanctions on him, a move slammed by the Foreign Office as ‘completely unjustified’.
“It seems as though the blood of Kashmiris in not at all important to the US, and international laws relating to human rights do not apply to Kashmir,” Nisar said.
Accusing the Indian government of serious human rights violations in India-held Kashmir, and of trying to paint ‘freedom fighters as terrorists’, Nisar said that Indian acts should concern every principled nation.
The interior minister said that deliberately overlooking ‘the worst kind of state terrorism’ in IHK has not only adversely impacted the values of justice and international principles, but also laid bare the double standards of powers who claim to champion human rights and democratic values.
Nisar asserted that the Pakistani government would not compromise on the rights of Kashmiris, and that the struggle would continue until Kashmiris receive justice and their rights as defined in United Nations’ resolutions.
The interior minister further said that the nation is united in sending a message of solidarity to Kashmir, and remains firmly committed to providing Kashmir diplomatic, political and moral support. Chaudhry Nisar said there would be no compromise on the legitimate right of people of Kashmir and support of Pakistan would continue till giving Kashmiris their right in line with resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council, to uphold the principle of fair-play and justice.
He said getting freedom of Indian subjugation and right to self-determination was the destiny of people of Kashmir and no world power could deprive the Kashmiris of their legitimate right.