1. Big Kashmir controversy after Modi-Trump bonhomie at White House: Congress accuses Centre of sellout; all we know

Big Kashmir controversy after Modi-Trump bonhomie at White House: Congress accuses Centre of sellout; all we know

Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meet has turned into a controversy with the Congress accusing the Centre of practising "pseudo-nationalism"

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2017 4:24 PM
modi trump meeting, narendra modi, donald trump, us state department, trump kashmir controversy, us department of state, india administered kashmir Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at White House on Tuesday. (Twitter)

Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meet has turned into a controversy with the Congress accusing the Centre of practising “pseudo-nationalism” for not protesting against the use of the phrase “Indian Administered Kashmir” in the US state department statement declaring Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Salahuddin a “global terrorist”.

The statement describing Salahuddin’s terror activities over the years reads, “Mohammad Yusuf Shah, AKA Syed Salahuddin, is the senior leader of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). In September 2016, Salahuddin vowed to block any peaceful resolution to the Kashmir conflict, threatened to train more Kashmiri suicide bombers, and vowed to turn the Kashmir valley ‘into a graveyard for Indian forces.’ Under Salahuddin’s tenure as senior HM leader, HM has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people.”

India considers entire Kashmir, including the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as Indian territory. Commenting on the big mistake by the US state department, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted, “Shocking that U.S Govt order on Syed Salahuddin refers to ‘Indian Administered J&K’. No protest from Modi Sarkar. Complicit sell-out?”

“Modiji & BJP drumbeat and preach ‘PseudoNationalism’ everyday. India asks-why have you accepted US phrase of “Indian Administrated J&K'” he added.

Surjewala further said, “Empty chest thumping, false bravado & captive TV studio warfare by BJP Govt cannot hide its failures in compromising National Security. Terrorism should never be politicised and a collective effort is needed to eradicate it, which should be sans partisan considerations.”

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Meanwhile, the BJP has accused the Congress of not acknowledging the positive outcome of the Modi-Trump meet. “Congress is unable to acknowledge the outcome (of the meet). It’s disappointed over accomplishments of India under PM Modi and President Trump acknowledging it,” BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu told ANI.

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  1. D
    Jun 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    With so many wars during congress rule, POK was not obtained back. Lal bahdur returned Haji peer. Atleast after so many years Azadi demanding Syd udin has been declared terrorist
    1. S
      Jun 27, 2017 at 5:49 pm
      The use of the phrase"Indian Administered Kashmir" is a,severe and worst blow to India.Nothing can compensate it.The Dictator,failed here.
      1. venkat reddy padooru
        Jun 27, 2017 at 5:48 pm
        Surjewala should first speak about Congress which once shown Kashmir as India occupied Kashmir.
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          damodar biswal
          Jun 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm
          Congress practises pseudo secularism n BJP practises pseudo nationalism.Only difference is congress loves corruption n scams but BJP hates the same.Congress is sinking n BJP is rising.
          1. V
            Jun 27, 2017 at 5:27 pm
            Leave aside what US called in their declaration. It is their perception. If Congress is so protective then one question to them, POK is also Indian territory then why all these 60 years of Congress rule POK have been taken back. Just by shouting for more than 60 years POK is ours have not delivered. Moreover in 1984 Congress got more than 400 seats but Article 370 was not diluted to bring Jk in the mainstream. This was historic b er by Congress which is now drumming old beats. Congress must come out openly and express it's solution for Kashmir. Congress reaction is mere a political statement to dilute public view on strengthening Indo-US relations. Congress is the main culprit for JK situation. Too much liberty to Hurriyat leaders is a Congress b er. Inspite of having Karan Singh with them, no mileage achieved for JK solution. Instead helped him to protect his legacy.
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