Union minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said the world now agrees with India that the time has come to unite in the fight against Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.
“Now (Pakistan’s Prime Minister) Nawaz Sharif is openly saying we will get back Kashmir. They are directly or indirectly claiming credit for (aiding and abetting) the ongoing insurgency and unrest. So, there is no need for any evidence now,” he told reporters.
The Union minister of state (MoS), Prime Minister’s Office, was reacting to Sharif’s remark that the day was not far when the struggle of the Kashmiris will be successful and Kashmir will be part of Pakistan.
Singh said, “The United Nations too has said that it (Kashmir) is India’s internal matter. Now the world has come to acknowledge India’s point of view and it is time for us to be united in the fight (against Pakistan).”
He asserted that Pakistan’s involvement in promoting terrorism in India has been evident on more than one occasion.
Responding to a question on Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed’s claim that he had received a call from slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Singh said it amounted to an “open confession” that the entire world should take note of.
The Union minister urged all the political parties to unite in the fight against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.