Pakistan blamed PM Modi for J&K violence


New Delhi:  In context of J&K matter, Pakistan's defence minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif blamed PM Modi on Friday.

He stated that,“Kashmir was witnessing an extension of ethnic cleansing initiated by Modi in Gujarat.”

"Massacre and genocide in Indian Occupied Kashmir is extention & re-enactment of ethnic cleansing started by Modi in Gujrat (sic)," he tweeted.

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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif proclaimed that “Black Day would be celebrated on July 19 to express solidarity with Kashmiris over the violence in the valley.”

Nawaz Sharif also referred Hizbul commander Burhan Wani as a “martyr.”

The MEA spokesperson said, "Continued glorification of terrorists belonging to proscribed terrorist organisations makes it amply clear where Pakistan's sympathies continue to lie."

At the special meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Nawaz Sharif at Governor House in Lahore, Pakistan announced that Black Day will be celebrated on July 19.

"Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep shock at the killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and many other civilians by the Indian military and paramilitary forces," the PM's office said in the statement.

"Indian tyranny will only strengthen the freedom movement in Kashmir and Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for their right to self-determination," Sharif told those in attendance. "I and the entire Pakistani nation steadfastly stand by Kashmiris against Indian oppression," Sharif said.

"Kashmir will get freedom," the PM said.

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"All institutions of Pakistan would highlight the tyranny of Indian security forces being meted out to innocent Kashmiris. Pakistan will also play its role in awakening the conscience of the international community in this regard," Sharif quoted.