Pakistan’s Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday alleged the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the leaders from Kashmir as a “public relations train” that achieved nothing.
Qureshi mentioned the talks held on Thursday have been an effort to revive India and Prime Minister Modi’s popularity after the hit it took internationally within the wake of “India’s repressive measures in Kashmir on August 5, 2019, when the area’s particular autonomy was eliminated”.
“In my opinion, it was a drama and why was it a drama? As a result of at finest it may very well be known as a public relations train however nothing was achieved (from it),” Pakistan day by day Daybreak quoted Overseas Minister Qureshi saying it at a press convention in Islamabad.
Qureshi mentioned that nothing can be gained from the “unsuccessful and pointless” talks.
“Kashmiris are nonetheless seeking their id. They’re demanding their autonomous standing and independence. They need safety and usually are not accepting the demographic restructuring,” he added.
Stating the Kashmiri politicians had unanimously known as for a reversal of the steps taken on August 5, 2019, in the course of the assembly, Qureshi mentioned: “We are able to clearly analyse from the discourse which has come out that they need for the full-fledged restoration of statehood.”
The Overseas Minister mentioned the politicians had gotten no concrete reply on their calls for, including they have been as a substitute advised that statehood may very well be restored at an opportune time.
“That is very imprecise. What’s an opportune time? Two years have handed and what number of extra Kashmiri lives should be sacrificed?” he requested.
The Overseas Minister additional mentioned the Kashmiris’ insecurity and belief had additionally been raised within the talks in addition to the anger and ache being felt by them.
Alleging the discussions had proven current situations in Kashmir to be opposite to New Delhi’s claims of “improvement and prosperity”, Qureshi mentioned: “So the notion is just not that prosperity has arrived or will arrive. Solely destruction has arrived.”
The Pakistan Overseas Minister’s remarks got here a day after Prime Minister Modi held an all-party assembly with the leaders from Jammu and Kashmir for deliberation on political progress within the Union Territory, after the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019.