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If Xi Jinping says China is watching Kashmir, then why does PM Modi not say we are watching Hong Kong: Congress

Tewari asked why India does not raise the issue of human rights violations in Xinjiang the way China keeps raising the Kashmir issue.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2019 17:05 IST
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping, upon his arrival at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping, upon his arrival at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India. (File photo: AP )
         

The Congress on Thursday asked why has the Prime Minister not told China that India is watching muzzling of democracy movement in Hong Kong in response to Xi Jinping’s ‘we are watching Kashmir’ statement.

A day before Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to India, Congress’ spokersperson Manish Tewari asked why hasn’t the government said that we are watching Hong Kong protests, human rights violations in Xinjiang, oppression in Tibet and South China sea.

Tewari in a tweet said, “Xi Jingping says he is watching Kashmir but why does @PMOIndia/MEA not say 1) We are watching pro-democracy protests muzzled in Hong Kong. 2) We are watching human rights violations in Xinjiang 3) We are watching continued oppression in Tibet 4) We are watching South China Sea,”

Tewari also asked why the Modi government has failing to stop China from targeting India’s internal matters.

India, the Congress spokesperson said, should ask China about the “illegal ceding” of Aksai Chin by Pakistan and also raise the issue of human rights violations in Xinjiang the way China keeps raking up the Kashmir issue.

“All are blow hards in NDA/BJP talk about taking PoK & Gilgit-Baltistan back from Pak but none of them have gumption to say that we will take Askai Chin back from the Chinese that was illegally ceded to it by Pakistan in 1963. Will @PMOIndia raise return of Askai Chin with Xi,” the Congress leader tweeted.

First Published: Oct 10, 2019 15:49 IST

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