Govt corners Pakistan over Hizbul chief Salahuddin’s nuclear threat
Naidu said the Hizbul Mujahideen chief’s assertion was aimed at gaining publicity and asked Pakistan to seriously ponder whether it was right to encourage such people.india Updated: Aug 08, 2016 15:06 IST
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu lashed out at Syed Salahuddin on Monday for threatening nuclear attack on India.
Naidu said the Hizbul Mujahideen chief’s assertion was aimed at gaining publicity and asked Pakistan to seriously ponder whether it was right to encourage such people.
“They keep talking bad just for publicity. Who is he and who has given him the right to speak about Kashmir? Is it correct to propagate such information?” Naidu told the media in Delhi.
Stating that three wars have already been fought between the two neighbours on the Kashmir issue, Salahuddin earlier threatened a nuclear attack on New Delhi.
“Pakistan is duty bound, morally bound, politically bound and constitutionally bound to provide concrete, substantial support to the ongoing freedom struggle on the territory of Kashmir. And if Pakistan provides this support, there is a great chance of a nuclear war between the two powers,” Salahuddin told the media in Karachi.
He said that he can predict a fourth war with certainty because the Kashmiris are no longer willing to compromise under any circumstances.
The Salahuddin further said the Kashmiri people have reached this conclusion that they have no second option except to go ahead with an armed struggle and an armed jihad.