Government corners Pakistan over Salahuddin’s nuclear threat

Venkaiah said, Salahuddin’s assertion was aimed at gaining publicity and asked Pakistan to seriously ponder whether it was right to encourage such people.

Published: 08th August 2016 12:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2016 12:27 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Lashing out at Syed Salahuddin for threatening nuclear attack on India, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the Hizbul Mujahideen chief’s assertion was aimed at gaining publicity and asked Pakistan to seriously ponder whether it was right to encourage such people.

“They keep talking bad just for publicity. Who is he and who has given him the right to speak about Kashmir? Is it correct to propagate such information? Pakistan must seriously think if encouraging such people is right. Nothing will happen with threat,” Naidu told the media here.

Stating that three wars have already been fought between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, Salahuddin earlier threatened a nuclear attack on New Delhi.

“Pakistan is duty bound, morally bound, politically bound and constitutionally bound to provide concrete, substantial support to the ongoing freedom struggle on the territory of Kashmir. And if Pakistan provides this support, there is a great chance of a nuclear war between the two powers,” Salahuddin told the media in Karachi.

He said that he can predict a fourth war with certainty because the Kashmiris are no longer willing to compromise under any circumstances.

The Hizbul Mujahideen chief further said the Kashmiri people have reached this conclusion that they have no second option except to go ahead with an armed struggle and an armed jihad.

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