External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said Pakistan has only given us terrorists. Flanked by her deputies, Ministers of State MJ Akbar and former General VK Singh, speaking in New Delhi, she gave a response to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his comments earlier this week that he is waiting for the day Kashmir becomes a part of Pakistan.
Swaraj made it clear that Nawaz Sharif’s dream was destined to remain unfulfilled. “The whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India. You will never be able to make this heaven on earth a terror hell,” she said.
“Nawaz Sharif says that his good wishes are with the people of Kashmir,” Swaraj said. “Sadly, it’s not Pakistan’s good wishes or moral or diplomatic support but its weapons and terrorism that it has exported to Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.
“Sharif has also tried to paint Burhan Wani as a martyr. Does he not know Wani was the commander of terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen? Does he not know Wani carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head? That Wani was responsible for the murder of so many security and armed forces personnel?” she asked.
Swaraj said the neighbouring country’s “dangerous dream” of making Kashmir its part “will never come to reality”. Swaraj went on to say that Pakistan was fuelling violence in Kashmir through Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and had given “pain of terrorism” to the region. “Pakistan is perpetrating terror activities through Hafiz Saeed (JuD Chief) and other terrorists in an area which is integral part of India,” said the minister.