Congress' stand on a major issue of national interest has yet again ended up helping the neighbouring country. If earlier it was Congress leaders toeing Pakistan's line, where the likes of Navjot Singh Sidhu hugged General Qamar Javed Bajwa and praised Imran Khan and parroted their desire to have a dialogue with India, now the neighbour has used India's Opposition's stand on Kashmir to push its own position on the matter.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday stated his party's position opposing Centre's move to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani media qouted Azad verbatim in a tweet where he talked about how political leaders have been under arrest. "Jammu & Kashmir is already under a state of curfew & all political leaders have been put under house arrest".
Earlier outside the Parliament and then in the Rajya Sabha, the MP said that three former chief ministers of the state were put under house arrest. He also criticised the Centre for holding mainstream politicians under house arrest.
The Pakistan media's Twitter account also quoted PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti where she called the move by Centre marking 'darkest day in Indian democracy'.
Earlier in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah moved proposals removing Article 370 and bifurcating the state into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.