Jammu, Aug 18: BJP national general secretary and party in-charge J&K Tarun Chugh Friday lashed out at Pakistan saying that Mushaal Mullick’s appointment as minister in the neighbouring country endorsed India’s claim that the neighbouring country was “harbouring terrorism and terrorists.”
In a statement, Chugh alleged that Pakistan always provided refuge to most wanted terrorists who were involved in destabilising security and sovereignty of India.
He said, “The appointment of the wife of banned JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik has been appointed as Minister in the Anwar ul Haq led government in Pakistan. Pakistan has once again provided evidence that this country has been established to harbour terrorism and provide refuge to terrorists.”
Chugh further alleged, “Malik’s wife has been involved in spreading fabricated stories against India and its army while her husband, who was a dreaded terrorist and was involved in the killing of security forces personnel, Kashmiri Pandits and civilians, is serving life sentence in New Delhi’s Tihar.”
He added that instead of reining elements inimical to peace, Pakistan is repeatedly resorting to such actions that harm the national interest of India. “We urge international bodies to take cognizance of the matter and stop Pakistan from giving political space to terrorists,” Chugh said.
Mushaal took oath along with 18 members of Pakistan’s interim cabinet. However, due to her dual nationality, Mushaal will not be a full-fledged minister but will work as a special advisor on human rights issues to Pak Prime Minister M Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, Pakistan media said.