۱۶ آذر ۱۳۹۸ |٩ ربيع الآخر ١٤٤١ | Dec 7, 2019
Pakistan hits back at Indian diplomat's 'Israel Model' for Kashmir remark

Pakistan’s government has expressed outrage over comments by India’s consul-general in New York, who suggested at a recent event that India should build Hindu settlements in Kashmir like those constructed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.

Hawzah News Agency - Pakistani officials and Kashmiris have slammed the notion that an 'Israel Model' be applied in Kashmir saying it only confirms the true nature of India's recent actions in Kashmir.

Pakistan’s government has expressed outrage over comments by India’s consul-general in New York, who suggested at a recent event that India should build Hindu settlements in Kashmir like those constructed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.

“It has happened in the Middle East. If the Israeli people can do it, we can also do it,” said the consul-general, Sandeep Chakravorty, at an event attended by Kashmiri Hindus (known as ‘Pandits’) in New York last weekend.

Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey, Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, told TRT World that “these remarks are shocking but not surprising at all.”

“It has been apparent all-along that encouraged by the international community’s inability or unwillingness to address the situation in the Occupied Palestinian territories, India is now following the same colonial strategy,” he said.

Kashmir has been heavily in the news as of late due to India’s controversial decision in August to rescind the autonomy of Jammu & Kashmir and create two new Union territories ruled directly from New Delhi.

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