Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech: Congress slams PM for Balochistan reference

Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for referring to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech

IANS August 15, 2016 12:37:19 IST
Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech: Congress slams PM for Balochistan reference

New Delhi: Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for referring to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech, saying it will give Pakistan a reason to interfere in India's internal matters.

"Balochistan is a different thing from PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir). We have every right to speak about PoK because it is our matter. Balochistan is not," Khurshid told TimesNow.

The former external affairs minister said Balochistan was an internal matter of Pakistan. "When the question is about a sovereign nation, we should maintain a sense of restraint.

"Do we allow Americans to speak about atrocities in our country? Do we express concern over the atrocities in Africa and Europe?"

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