Congress' ex-President Rahul Gandhi has made his stand "absolutely clear" on the Kashmir issue. He called it India's internal matter and reiterated that there's no room for any other country to "intervene".
Thinking what drove his comments? Apparently, Pakistan has used Gandhi's name in a petition moved in United Nations on the raging issue.
His words confirm Congress wanted to remain in the clear.
What exactly did Gandhi say?
This morning, Gandhi posted two tweets. In one he wrote he disagrees with the BJP-run government on a number of issues but he is also of the opinion that Kashmir is India's internal matter.
In the next tweet, he said J&K is ridden by violence because of Pakistan and added it's well-known that the neighboring country sponsors terrorism.
You can read his tweets here
There is violence in Jammu Kashmir. There is violence because it is instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be the prime supporter of terrorism across the world.
In fact, Congress also had a strong message for Pakistan
By now, it's established that Gandhi is not a fan of how J&K situation is being handled by the government.
But despite the differences, Pakistan shouldn't interfere, he clarified.
Interestingly, Congress also slammed Pakistan for using Gandhi's name to bolster its "lies" at the global stage. The party's spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Pakistan should talk about human rights violations in PoK-Gilgit-Hunza-Balochistan.
"Let no one in the world be in doubt that Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were, are and shall always remain an integral part of India. No amount of diabolical deception by Pakistan shall change this irrevocable truth," a statement by the party read.
Not long ago, Congress-MP refused to call Kashmir "internal matter"
Chowdhury had asked how can Kashmir be an internal matter, when the UN has discussed it.
His words caused irreparable damage to Congress which is still scrambling to put up a unified opinion.
After Gandhi's tweets, Pakistan minister had a suggestion
One of the first people to comment on Gandhi's stand was Fawad Hussain, a minister of Pakistan's government, known for his outlandish remarks.
Giving a "suggestion" to Gandhi, Hussain said that "confusion is the biggest problem of his politics".
"...Stand tall like your great great grandfather (Jawaharlal Nehru) who is a symbol of Indian Secularism and liberal thinking," Hussain tweeted.
For reasons best known to him, Fawad also turned poetic!
Biggest problem of your politics is Confusion, take a stance closer to reality, stand tall like your great great grandfather who is a symbol of Indian Secularism and liberal thinking , “ye daaġh daaġh ujālā ye shab-gazīda sahar vo intizār thā jis kā ye vo sahar to nahīñ”.. https://t.co/ufP518Ep83