Asserting that behind Pakistan's unabashed embrace and encouragement to terrorism in Kashmir, lies its delusional though dangerous dream that 'Kashmir will one day become Pakistan' - as said by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday - External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Saturday retorted by saying the whole of India would like to tell the Prime Minister of Pakistan that this dream will not be realised 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," she said, while lambasting Pakistani leaders for giving very irresponsible statements about Jammu and Kashmir.
Stating that Pakistan's Prime Minister says that his good wishes are with the people of Kashmir, the EAM said, "Sadly, it's not Pakistan's good wishes or moral or diplomatic support, but its weapons and terrorism that it has exported to Jammu and Kashmir."
"Pakistan's dirty money, dangerous terrorists and duplicitous state institutions seek to destabilise the region. The statement of none other than the Prime Minister of Pakistan has betrayed this despicable design. But I would like to repeat that this dream of Pakistan will never be fulfilled," said Sushma, who was flanked by Misters of State for External Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh and M.J. Akabar.
With Pakistan leaving no stones unturned to cash in on the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani, Swaraj said, "In the last few days, leadership of Pakistan, including its Prime Minister, has praised Burhan Wani, a wanted terrorist commander of the banned terrorist organisation Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, as "martyr". He was carrying a bounty of Rs.10 lakh on his head, because he had perpetrated heinous crimes, including murder of elected representatives of local bodies and security forces' personnel."
Tearing into Pakistan's ulterior motive to destabilise the Kashmir valley through state-sponsored terrorism, the EAM said, "Even more condemnable than these deplorable attempts from across our border to incite violence and glorify terrorists is the fact that these attempts have been undertaken by Pakistan's state machinery in active partnership with UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed and other leading terrorists belonging to internationally proscribed organisations."
Ridiculing Pakistan, she said, "The country which has used fighter planes and artillery against millions of its own people has no right whatsoever to point a finger against our brave, professional and disciplined police and other security forces."
"Their restraint and respect for their fellow citizens is evident in the unusually high number of the injured personnel- more than 1700 - in the violence unleashed with the support from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir," said Swaraj, while defending security forces.