1. Modi-Trump meet: Jittery Pakistan accuses US of speaking India’s tone

Modi-Trump meet: Jittery Pakistan accuses US of speaking India’s tone

With the Donald Trump Administration blacklisting Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' for his atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has accused the United States of singing to India's tune.

By: | Updated: June 28, 2017 12:09 AM
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With the Donald Trump Administration blacklisting Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin, as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ for his atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has accused the United States of singing to India’s tune. Asserting that there would never be any compromise on rights of Kashmiris and Pakistan would continue to support their cause ’till realisation of right of self-determination in accordance with UN resolutions’, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said they will continue their ‘Kashmir freedom’ campaign. Khan further stated that the US administration has started speaking the language of India, reports Radio Pakistan. Salahuddin is the senior leader of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen. 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 Hizbul leader, the terror outfit has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people. It was due to Prime Minister Modi’s efforts, for the first time the Indo-US Joint Statement asked Pakistan not to let its territory be used to launch terror attacks.

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The statement said that “the leaders (PM Modi and President Trump) called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries. They further called on Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai, Pathankot, and other cross-border terrorist attacks perpetrated by Pakistan-based groups”.

The two India-US joint statements in 2016 during former US President Barack Obama only asked Islamabad to take strong action against the masterminds of the Mumbai and other terror attacks.

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    Apte
    Jun 28, 2017 at 7:00 am
    1. That Pakistan feels threatened by India-USA joint declaration emphasizing that eliminating menace of terrorism is among topmost priorities of both is a good development. But is that good enough? 2. There was a news report about USA's decision to designate Syed hauddin, head of Kashmir militant group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, as a global terrorist. But more is required. 3. The whole world, USA, Canada, and more particularly all countries who are members of the European Union, are now well aware of Pakistan’s abatement, and even support to, activities of different terror groups who can operate from Pakistan with immunity. Unfortunately USA takes its sweet time to do something when it is related to Pakistan, as Pakistan was its ally earlier when USA was fighting USSR in Afghanistan. 4. I feel that EU countries and USA have to show political will to impose sanctions on Pakistan so that Pakistan will be compelled to take stern steps against terror outfits like Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.
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