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Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India should see Balochistan as separate country, says Swamy

Vadodara: India should recognise Balochistan as a separate country if Pakistan went ahead with the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday. "Pakistan should be taught a lesson by recognising Balochistan if it executes Jadhav. Not only that, Pakistan should be divided into Balochistan, Pakhtunistan and Sindh to teach it a lesson for encouraging cross-border terrorism," he said.

File photo of Subramanian Swamy. PTI

File photo of Subramanian Swamy. PTI

Swamy was delivering a lecture on 'India and International Terrorism', organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad, an NGO, at the Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad Nagargruh in Akota locality here. "Merely declaring Pakistan as a state sponsoring terrorism will not serve any purpose. Only the disintegration of Pakistan will help tackle the issue of cross-border terrorism better," said the Rajya Sabha member.

He also said "attacks" should be carried out on the premises of the two most wanted terrorists -- Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim -- who have taken shelter in Pakistan. He suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should seek support from the US to fight against terrorism originating from the Pakistani soil.

"India should not worry about Pakistan's threat of using the atom bomb in case of a troubled situation on the border as the button of this bomb is in the hands of the US, which has full control over the affairs of the neighbouring country," said Swamy.

He also requested Modi to improve the ties with China and seek its cooperation in fighting terrorism as terrorists were using the Chinese territory to enter Kashmir. Referring to terrorism in Punjab in the past, Swamy said India had defeated the divisive designs of the Khalistanis and it could do so in Kashmir as well. "The incidents of stone-pelting have stopped in Kashmir after the Indian government started taking action," he claimed.

Updated Date: Apr 23, 2017 18:34 PM

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