EAM S Jaishankar Slams Pak, Says 'it Uses Terror As Diplomatic Tool'

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EAM S Jaishankar slams Pakistan, speaking in Moscow the EAM says there is no other country that uses terrorism as diplomatic tool and a tool to pressurise

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:

EAM S Jaishankar slammed Pakistan on Tuesday while he was speaking in an event in Moscow saying that they have started using terrorism as a diplomatic tool. The EAM is on a two-day visit to Moscow and is scheduled to meet Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. Jaishankar said: "Problem with Pakistan is very different. I would say if today you look at international relations, I cannot think of any other country in the world,  which uses terrorism as a diplomatic tool against its neighbour. It a very unique phenomenon."

Speaking at Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow, the EAM said that Islamabad has not mended its ways. He said : "Pakistan is very diff. If you look at international relation, I cannot think of any pother country that uses terrorism as diplomatic tool, it is unique that way, they did not give us MFN status. They did not allow connectivity with Afghanistan. So if you have a neighbour who will not trade with you normally, who would not allow connectivity, who thinks that using terrorism as a means of pressurising you is okay, it's not a normal thing. We have some unique problem out there. We will find ways to deal with," he added.

Russia's stand on Kashmir

NSA Ajit Doval visited last week visited Moscow at the invitation of Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian National Security Council and discussed regional cooperation.  Russia's deputy permanent representative, Dimitry Polyanskiy told reporters before entering the closed door meeting of the UN that Moscow's view is that it is a "bilateral issue" between India and Pakistan. He said the meeting was being held to understand what is happening. "That's what closed consultations are for. What does Russia think the next step should be- we favour bilateral track between india and Pakistan. You know our position. It hasn't changed. Today we have closed consultations and we will just exchange opinions and see what we can do and what we cannot do. It is a normal process."  When asked if Russia was concerned over the tense situation between India and Pakistan, Polyanskiy said, "we are very much concerned. We hope to avoid it. Asked if the Council can play a useful role, he replied, "We first need to discuss and then we'll see." Replying to another question, he said, "sometimes it is better not to touch upon such an issue. It's a bilateral issue," the Russian diplomat said.

Imran Khan addresses nation on Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday held press briefing alleging atrocities against Kashmiris, issuing several statements on Kashmir including a bizarre move to declare himself as Kashmir's ambassador. He said that escalating matter with India is only going toincrease the threat of a nuclear war. "If the (Kashmir) conflict moves towards war then remember both nations have nuclear weapons and no one is a winner in a nuclear war. It will have global ramifications," he said. "The superpowers of the world have a huge responsibility...whether they support us or not, Pakistan will do everything possible," Imran Khan added. The Pakistan PM said that the time had come for the country to be decisive on the Kashmir issue.He had also asked the people of Pakistan to stand up for Kashmir 'in solidarity', literally, every Friday between 12 to 12:30. "We should give Kashmiri people a message that we are with them. This Friday, from 12 to 12:30, you must stop work and stand with the public to tell the people that we are with Kashmiri people."

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Since Article 370 has been abrogated by the Indian government, Imran Khan's administration and Pakistan army has been peddling fake news about Indian army's atrocity. Even as the fake news has been called out effectively with even Twitter suspending accounts of Pak ministers, Imran Khan on Monday repeated his lies on Kashmir. However, Imran Khan is not only shut on his promises of economic reform in his 'naya' Pakistan, but also on the way Pakistan army treats the Balochs. 

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Afghanistan's letter to UNSC against Pakistan

In a letter written to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) dated August 22, Afghanistan raised the issue of 'continued violations of its territory by military forces of Pakistan government'. The letter has been written by Adela Raz, who is the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, to UNSC President Joanna Wronecka. In the letter, Adela Raz has exposed Pakistan and raised concerns over the violations by the country which are in the form of shelling of districts in eastern parts of Afghanistan, construction of military posts and barriers on Afghan territory and violation of Afghan air-space by Pak military aircrafts.

Afghanistan writes to UNSC, exposes Pakistan on border shelling

Afghanistan also stated that the attacks by Pakistan have resulted in the destruction of residential property and displacement of local population, which has suffered greatly as a result of the latest violations. The Afghanistan Permanent Representative to the UN, in the letter, added that there had been continuous communications and appeals made to Pakistan government, bilaterally and through other measures with respect to the violation by Pakistani military forces of the Afghan territory. Condemning the actions of Pakistan, Afghanistan government sought the UNSC to take necessary measures and actions to bring about an end to the violations.

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Abrogation of Article 370 by India

On August 5, India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution removing special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Additionally it has also bifurcated the state into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Reacting to India's decision, Pakistan took a number of steps including expulsion of the Indian High Commissioner soon after deciding to downgrade  diplomatic ties with New Delhi. India has categorically told the international community that its move to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution is India's internal matter. Despite Pakistan's repeated attempt to internationalise the issue, international community including UN has categorically said that it is a bilateral matter and there is no scope for 'third party mediation'. Moreover, to Pakistan's embarrassment, Imran Khan's minister have been peddling fake news to attract the international forum towards Kashmir issue, but the Indian army has busted their attempts each time.

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