Rahul Gandhi Evades Questions After Pakistan Quotes Him In UN Petition

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As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was confronted by media on his way to his Wayanad constitunecy on Wednesday, he evades the question on Pak quoting him in UN

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:
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As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was confronted by media on his way to his Wayanad constitunecy on Wednesday, after Pakistan quoted the leader in their letter to United Nations Security Council, he chose to evade the question. This was hours after Rahul Gandhi posted a series of tweet in an attempt to damage control over his repeated remarks questioning the situation in Kashmir. After the abrogation of Artcile 370, Rahul Gandhi has also tried to visit Kashmir and indulged into a verbal clash with the Jammu and Kashmir's governor Satya Pal Malik. When he was confronted on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi evaded the question and said: "I have already tweeted everything."

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Rahul Gandhi's damage-control tweet:

On Wednesday, after Pak's letter to UN quoted Rahul Gandhi, he took to Twitter saying that he disagreed with the Centre on many issues, however he does not want any foreign country to interfere in Kashmir. 'Kashmir is India’s internal issue and there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it', he wrote. Below are his tweets:

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Pakistan quotes Rahul Gandhi

Pakistan's minister of human rights Shireen Mazari has sent a eight page letter to UN citing statements from leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Ghulam Nabi Azad calling the revocation of article 370 'arbitrary'. In the the letter dated 27 August 2019, the minister sought the attention of the United Nation special procedure mandate holders asking the members to investigate the 'violation of human rights' and deaths of people which has been 'acknowledged by mainstream politicians'. “Acts of violence have even 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,” the letter stated.

The recent letter attempts to make its case also on the basis of another veteran Congress Leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad. It reads: “It is worth mentioning the statement by senior Congress Partyleader Mr.Ghulam Nabi Azad. “If the situation is normal then why is the government restricting us from entering the valley?” At one hand the government says things are normal and on the other they impose restrictions. Why this contradictions?” Another leader whose name comes up is former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti. Her tweet has been mentioned in the letter which is more of an accusation than substantial proof as the leader of the PDP had called the abrogation of article 370 “a unilateral decision”.

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