The International Workplace (FO) on Saturday criticised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his try to “twist” latest feedback made by federal Minister for Science and Expertise Fawad Chaudhry with a purpose to recommend Pakistan’s involvement within the assault in occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama final yr.
In an announcement, the FO spokesperson requested the BJP-led Indian authorities to “cease dragging Pakistan into India’s home politics”, saying New Delhi had failed to supply any credible proof of Pakistan’s alleged involvement within the Pulwama assault.
The February 14, 2019, assault on Indian paramilitary troops had killed no less than 40 troopers. India accused Pakistan of being behind the assault from the get-go — a cost vehemently denied by Islamabad — and the tensions that adopted introduced India and Pakistan to the brink of an all-out struggle.
Fawad’s latest reference to the Pulwama assault was construed by the Indian media as a “sensational admission” of Pakistan’s alleged involvement in it.
“Humne Hindustan ko ghuss kay mara hai (We struck India of their dwelling),” the minister mentioned within the Nationwide Meeting on Thursday whereas referring to the Pakistan Air Drive‘s response to India’s violation of its airspace on February 26 final yr. “Our success in Pulwama is the success of this nation beneath [Prime Minister] Imran Khan’s management.”
As different lawmakers looked for the minister to clarify his phrases, Fawad mentioned: “The way in which we hit India inside their territory after the Pulwama incident […] India’s personal media and political management is embarrassed by that.”
The minister’s remarks got here whereas he was responding to PML-N chief and former speaker Ayaz Sadiq, who had prompted a political storm by suggesting a day earlier within the parliament that the PTI authorities had launched Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in capitulation, fearing an imminent assault from India.
Though Fawad had confused that solely part of his speech was getting used to misread his remarks, Indian Prime Minister Modi too alluded to his assertion as being a “confession” by Pakistan of its involvement within the Pulwama assault.
Talking at a ceremony within the Indian state of Gujarat on Saturday, Modi steered that Fawad’s feedback had “uncovered” components within the nation that questioned the Pulwama assault and allegedly performed politics on it.
“The nation is not going to overlook these distasteful feedback and accusations through the Pulwama assault. I silently endured the allegations, however I had a deep wound in my coronary heart for my courageous troopers who had laid down their lives. However at present, there was information from the neighbouring nation, which has uncovered these divisive forces who questioned the Pulwama troopers,” Modi mentioned with out naming Pakistan, in line with the Indian Express.
Reacting to his claims, FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri mentioned Pakistan “categorically rejects” the Indian prime minister’s insinuation of Pakistan’s involvement within the Pulwama assault “by alluding to remarks made by a minister within the Nationwide Meeting“.
“This can be a brazen try to twist the remarks of the federal minister, who was referring to the befitting response given by the Pakistan Armed Forces in broad daylight to India’s ill-conceived misadventure of February 26, 2019, in violation of the UN Constitution and worldwide regulation,” he added.
Zahid mentioned it was the BJP management’s “incurable obsession with Pakistan” that drove them to invariably blame Pakistan for their very own failings and shortcomings, noting that “it has been a component and parcel of the BJP’s electoral technique to lift the Pakistan ‘bogey’ within the try to galvanise voters’ help, whereas looking for to divert public consideration from their home and international coverage failures.”
In response to the spokesperson, Pakistan firmly believed that the “greatest beneficiary” of the Pulwama assault was the BJP authorities, “because it resulted in BJP’s landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections following their virulent anti-Pakistan electoral marketing campaign“.
He mentioned India had failed to supply any credible proof about Pakistan’s alleged involvement within the assault to today.
“The BJP regime is suggested, as soon as once more, to cease dragging Pakistan into India’s home politics, particularly on the time of elections in India,” Zahid mentioned.
As an alternative of mobilising its citizens by stoking anti-Pakistan sentiments, the FO spokesperson requested the BJP to “win voter help by demonstrating precise efficiency in assembly the expectations of the Indian individuals“.