Pakistan’s dream to occupy Kashmir will never be realized – Sushma Swaraj

Updated: 07:07 GMT, Jul 24, 2016 | Published: 07:00 GMT, Jul 24, 2016 |

Flanked by her deputies, Ministers of State MJ Akbar and General (Retd) VK Singh, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday gave a hard-hitting response to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his comments earlier this week that he is waiting for the day Kashmir becomes a part of Pakistan.

In its sharpest remarks on Pakistan in recent months, India on Saturday accused Islamabad of an “unabashed embrace of terrorism” and warned that its stated goal of detaching Kashmir from India will “not be realised to the end of eternity.”

The unflinching censure came from Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and was levelled directly at Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for instigating the recent violence in Jammu and Kashmir where nearly 50 people have died and 3,000 been injured in clashes after the shooting of 22-year-old terrorist Burhan Wani.

India, livid with Pak PM statements on Kashmir, on Saturday asserted that the state of Jammu & Kashmir will never be part of Pakistan and pointed out that Islamabad that which has used Air Force & artillery against sections of its people has no right to speak against soldiers of another country.

Behind Pakistan’s unabashed embrace and encouragement to terrorism lies its delusional though dangerous dream that ‘Kashmir will one day become Pakistan’, as Prime Minister Sharif said. “The whole of India would like to tell Prime Minister of Pakistan that this dream will not be realized even at the end of eternity. The whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India. You will never be able to make this heaven on earth a haven for terrorists.”