In a fresh development over the abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan on Tuesday has written a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) quoting Rahul Gandhi’s allegation of people dying in Kashmir. Pakistan’s minister of human rights Shireen Mazari, who wrote the letter to UN, accused India of human rights violations in Kashmir, in continuance of Pakistan's efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue by peddling a fake and false narrative.
Mazari said in her letter: "Acts of violence have been acknowledged by mainstream politicians, such as the leader of the Congress party, Mr Rahul Gandhi who has noted "people dying" in Jammu and Kashmir, in light of events "going very wrong there."
Rahul Gandhi has tweeted in reaction to Pakistan mentioning him, stating that he disagrees with the government on many issues but called Kashmir an internal matter with no room for Pakistan or any other country to interfere. Criticizing Pakistan, Gandhi further went on tweeting that the violence in Jammu and Kashmir was instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be a supporter of terrorism across the world.
I disagree with this Govt. on many issues. But, let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue & there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 28, 2019
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.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 28, 2019
Member nations of the United Nations, such as the US, UK, France and Russia have supported India on Kashmir, agreeing that Kashmir is India’s internal matter, thereby shunning Pakistan's own desperate efforts. China, an all-weather ally of Pakistan, attempted to help Islamabad once again but its efforts were thwarted as the UNSC 'closed doors meeting' was also in India's favour.
Pakistan has consistently picked up statements by Congress leaders as part of its national discourse since Article 370 was abrogated, with Rahul Gandhi specifically finding multiple mentions. Not only did Imran Khan pick up on and echo the Congress president's continuous attacks on the RSS, but Rahul Gandhi's attempt to lead an Opposition delegation to Srinagar despite being advised against doing so was also highlighted.