Former Union Home Minister today castigated the Narendra Modi government for its silence on the US describing Jammu and Kashmir as “Indian administered” in an official statement just hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House on Monday.
“US’ official statement used the phrase ‘Indian- administered Jammu and Kashmir’. How did India accept this?” Chidambaram tweeted.
US' official statement used the phrase 'Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir'. How did India accept this?— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) June 28, 2017
On Monday, while designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, the US State Department said the militant group had claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in “Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir”, which injured 17 people.
In a series of tweets, Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala on Tuesday also targeted the Narendra Modi government for accepting US phrase of 'Indian administered J&K’.
Shocking that U.S Govt order on Syed Salahuddin refers to "Indian Administered J&K". No protest from Modi Sarkar. Complicit sell-out? 1/n pic.twitter.com/ozoc1AVtkZ— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 27, 2017
“Modiji and BJP drumbeat and preach ‘Pseudo Nationalism' every day. India asks—why have you accepted US phrase of 'Indian administered J&K’?” Surjewala tweeted.
Modiji & BJP drumbeat and preach "PseudoNationalism" everyday.India asks-why have you accepted US phrase of "Indian Administrated J&K"?2/n— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 27, 2017
“Empty chest thumping, false bravado and captive TV studio warfare by BJP government cannot hide its failures in compromising National Security,” he added.
Empty chest thumping,false bravado & captive TV studio warfare by BJP Govt cannot hide its failures in compromising National Security 3/n— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 27, 2017
Terrorism should never be politicised and a collective effort is needed to eradicate it, which should be sans partisan considerations. 4/n— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 27, 2017
(With PTI inputs)