In a clear provocation, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 15, called slain commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Wani, as a martyr. Not only this he also announced to observe July 19 as a ‘black day’ against ‘Indian barbarism’ in the state.
Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore, Sharif said that the J&K people’s movement was one for freedom. Pakistan would not deter to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to J&K in its struggle for freedom.
Referring to Indian brutalities, he said it will give an impetus to the J&K people’s freedom struggle. Kashmiris will get their right for self-determination for which Pakistan is standing firmly behind them.
Speaking over Radio Pakistan, Sharif said, “700,000 Indian soldiers deployed in Occupied Kashmir could not suppress the struggle of Kashmiris.”
Finally, the cabinet condemned the terrorist attacks in France, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Turkey and Indonesia.
Meanwhile, as a riposte to Pakistan’s allegation, the MEA would summon Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit to hand over proof of the slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s involvement in terror cases, including the killing of J&K representatives and army jawans.