Hurriyat misleading nation, shouldn't play into hands of Pakistan: BJP

Asserting that the Kashmiri separatist leaders were misleading the nation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Gupta on Wednesday said that the Hurriyat would be playing into the hands of Islamabad by accepting the invitation to attend Pakistan Day celebrations at their embassy in New Delhi.

ANI| Updated: Mar 16, 2016, 17:53 PM IST
Hurriyat misleading nation, shouldn't play into hands of Pakistan: BJP

Jammu: Asserting that the Kashmiri separatist leaders were misleading the nation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Gupta on Wednesday said that the Hurriyat would be playing into the hands of Islamabad by accepting the invitation to attend Pakistan Day celebrations at their embassy in New Delhi.

"It is high time to understand that the Hurriyat has been misleading people for several years...They are playing into the hands of Pakistan.They never react when the Chinese Army transgresses into Kashmir border. Pakistan should not intervene into our internal matter," Gupta told ANI.

The Pakistan High Commission on Monday invited Hurriyat leaders and others to attend the Pakistan Day function here, even as there are chances of a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sartaz Aziz, Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, on the sidelines of the SAARC ministerial meeting in Kathmandu.

The meeting comes as a major breakthrough as the two sides have been on extremely strained terms since the Pathankot attack earlier this year which had derailed the Foreign Secretary-level talks in Islamabad in January.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi later this month on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.