Union minister Prakash Javadekar has demanded that the Congress party and its leaders should apologise for their “conspiracy theories” and remarks on the Pulwama terror attack. The demand for an apology followed the statement by a Pakistan minister admitting to the country’s role in the Pulwama terror attack.
Prakash Javadekar tweeted: “Pakistan has admitted its hand behind Pulwama terror attack. Now, Congress and others who talked of conspiracy theories must apologise to the country.”
Pakistan has admitted its hand behind Pulwama terror attack. Now, Congress and others who talked of conspiracy theories must apologise to the country.
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) October 30, 2020
In February, on the first anniversary of the attack, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had targeted the BJP, holding the ruling party accountable for “security lapses” and asking “who benefitted the most from the attack?” Rahul Gandhi also wanted to know the outcome of an inquiry into the attack.
The Congress MP was not the only member of his party to attack the BJP on this issue. In March 2019, BK Hariprasad, a Karnataka Congress leader who has a history of controversial statements, said: “… it looks like Narendra Modi had a match-fixing with the people of Pakistan.”
What did the Pakistan minister say?
In an apparent admission, a Cabinet minister in the Imran Khan government recently informed the National Assembly that Pakistan was responsible for the Pulwama attack. Notably, 40 Indian paramilitary troopers were killed in the terrorist attack.
Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhary said in the National Assembly that: “Humne Hindustan ko ghus ke maara (We hit India in their home). Our success in Pulwama is the success of the people under the leadership of Imran Khan. You and we are all part of that success.”
However, as the statement resulted in an uproar in the National Assembly, the minister backtracked. He rephrased his line as: “Pulwama ke waqiyeh ke baad, jab humne India ko ghus ke maara (When we hit India in their home after the incident at Pulwama”.
Fawad Chaudhury’s admission on Pulwama came in a debate over opposition leader Ayaz Sadiq’s recent disclosure about a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa after the aerial encounter.
Fawad Chaudhary was responding to Ayaz Sadiq
Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday claimed that the Imran Khan government had abruptly released IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman fearing an attack by India. Last February, the Indian Air Force pilot was captured by Pakistan after the ugly dogfight between Pakistani and Indian pilots.
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