Pakistan High Commissioner delivers poisonous speech on Independence Day

New Delhi: The Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit during his country’s Independence Day celebrations at its embassy today delivered poisonous speech against India and extended support to the people of Kashmir and that too on the soil of India.

Abdul Basit in his speech said that he is dedicating this freedom to the people of Kashmir and will continue to extend full diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of the state.

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Interestingly, India on yesterday turned down Pakistan’s offer for a dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir seeking an end to Pak-supported cross-border terrorism.

The Pakistan High Commissioner comments came on a day when Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Basit said, As far as Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, we are dedicating this year’s Independence Day to the freedom of Kashmir. And we firmly believe that the sacrifices made by the people of Jammu and Kashmir will not go in vain.”

“The ongoing unrest should be ended. Pakistan will continue to extend its full diplomatic, political and moral support to the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir till they get their right to self determination.”

Basit said in his address that Pakistan has always strived for better ties with India on the basis of sovereign equality and peaceful resolution of bilateral disputes.

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