Rahul Gandhi slams Pakistan, defends govt’s stand on Kashmir

New Delhi: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday defended the government’s stand that Kashmir was India’s internal issue and said there was no place for any other foreign country to intervene in it.

“I disagree with this Govt. on many issues. But, let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue & there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it,“ Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday.

There is violence in Jammu & Kashmir because it is incited and sponsored by Pakistan which is known to be the ‘prime supporter of terrorism across the world’, the Congress leader added.

Gandhi’s statement comes days after his confrontation with the state administration over an Opposition delegation’s visit to the Valley.

The team was sent back from Srinagar airport, prompting the Congress leader to call it ‘brute force’. “Leaders of the Opposition & the Press got a taste of the draconian administration & brute force unleashed on the people of J&K when we tried to visit Srinagar yesterday,” Gandhi said.