Black Day in Pakistan - The Asian Herald

Black Day in Pakistan to be observed, no not for any terrorist attack on Children or Pakistani civilians, but for the death of Kashmir militant Burhan Wani. On Friday, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stirred a controversy by calling slain Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani as ‘Martyr’. The Pakistani Prime Minister then went ahead to declare that on 19th July Black Day in Pakistan to be observed to protest the killing of Kashmiri Hizbul commander. Sharif released a statement to express solidarity with Kashmiris died during the clashes with Indian forces.

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During the cabinet meeting, the Pakistani Prime Minister termed the struggle of Kashmiri people as Freedom movement. Sharif further continued and said that the People of Pakistan will always support people of Kashmir morally, politically and diplomatically. Nawaz Sharif also asked his foreign ministry to raise the issue of Indian brutality against the Kashmiri people in the international arena.

On Thursday, India’s permanent representative at United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin slammed Pakistani counterpart over the issue and said that the country like Pakistan which has become a safe haven for terrorists must not talk about others. Akbaruddin further said that Kashmiris an integral part of India and Pakistan has not right to interfere in our internal matter.

A day earlier, Vikas Swarup external affairs ministry Spokesperson said that Pakistan is trying hard to escalate tension in the valley. Swarup said that “It is old tactics of Pakistan to fan the discontent in the valley when they fail to infiltrate militants via borders.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after returning from Africa met top officials over the issue of ongoing Kashmir crisis. Modi was also briefed by top intelligence officials about the role of Pakistan in derailing the peace in the valley.

Black Day in Pakistan to be observed for a militant killed in Kashmir who was allegedly funded by Pakistan. However, Pakistan has till now failed to control the home grown militant that constantly infiltrate into Kashmir and India.

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