ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said that Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi‘s detention at Srinagar airport had exposed the fascist face of India, ARY News reported
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, FM Qureshi said that Rahul Gandhi along with 11 leaders of other opposition parties had arrived at Srinagar airport to observe the real situation in occupied Kashmir.
He feared mass murder and genocide in occupied Kashmir and added that New Delhi cut the region off from the rest of the world by shutting down internet and telephone services.
FM Qureshi said that it was the real face of so-called largest democracy in the world. He said that the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had also expressed concerns over deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir.
He urged the UN secretary general and UN Commissioner for Human Rights to visit occupied Kashmir to observe the Indian atrocities and grave human rights violation in the valley.
Earlier in the day, Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and 11 other opposition leaders were sent back to Delhi after they landed at Srinagar airport, Indian media had said.
Restrictions had been imposed in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir since the Modi government withdrew its special status earlier this month.
Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma were the other senior Congress leaders other than Rahul Gandhi who flew to occupied Kashmir.
Mr Azad had been stopped twice at Srinagar airport, most recently on Tuesday, and was “forcibly” sent back to Delhi both times.
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