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J&K's Article 370 Scrapped: How Rahul Gandhi's Stand Mirrors Pakistan's Word-for-word

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:


  • Rahul Gandhi has broken his silence on Centre revoking Article 370
  • He said Centre cannot take the decision 'unilaterally' - something Pakistan had said as well
  • Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had asked if J&K was indeed an 'internal matter' - once again something Pakistan had also raised

A day after the Modi government moved to scrap Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday tabled the J&K Reorganisation Bil in the Lok Sabha. Rahul Gandhi who was present during the discussion finally broke his silence in the matter by tweeting about it. The stand taken by Rahul Gandhi, as well as Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury who led the party's arguments in the house, was similar to the one adopted by Pakistan. Here  is how Rahul Gandhi's statement match to that of Pakistan. 

  • UNILATERAL: Rahul Gandhi said the Indian government is “unilaterally tearing apart J&K”. Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement had said on Monday. Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement said, “Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognised disputed territory“. “No unilateral step by the Government of India can change this disputed status, as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. Nor will this ever be acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan,” it said. Here is the full statement.

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  • CUSTODY OF LOCAL LEADERS: Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday spoke of how “imprisoning elected representative” is not helping national integration. Pakistani Ministers like Fawad Hussain had echoed similar opinions. “Whole Indian Occupied Kashmir leadership is under arrest, apart from Hurriyat leaders people like Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti who traditionally favoured Indian mantra are under arrest, seems for Indian enterprise madness is new solution for Kashmir”, a Pakistani Minister Fawad Hussain wrote on Twitter.

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  • Rahul Gandhi in his tweet said of how “abuse of executive power will have grave implications”​​​​​​. Imran Khan following the developments in India regarding Article 370 said, “India’s illegal actions to modify the special status of the Indian Occupied Kashmir would have serious implications”


  • IMPLICATIONS OF THE DECISION: Rahul Gandhi fearmongers on national security saying “Grave implications for our national security” Imran Khan is tried to threaten India saying “arrogance will only result in heightening the conflict dynamics in the region.It said that the recent "buildup of forces" is adding "fuel to fire"."The forum strongly condemned such Indian strategy at this time when Pakistan and the international community are focused on resolving the Afghan conflict," the statement said.The recent Indian measures will increase the levels of violence and turn this area into a flashpoint and a destabilising factor in the midst of two strategically capable neighbouring countries, it said. Khan claimed that India is totally disregarding international obligations and the country's "arrogance will only result in heightening the conflict dynamics in the region."
  • ILLEGAL: Rahul Gandhi said “abuse of executive power”. Similar to it, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan, Dr Mohammad Faisal, called it “illegal developments”.

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