Set Your House In Order First, Congress Snubs Pakistan's Concern Over JNU Row

19/02/2016 11:22 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Reacting to Pakistan's concern over the unrest in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the Congress Party on Friday said Islamabad should first set their own house in order and mind their own business.

"Pakistan is on the verge of becoming Somalia of South Asia. They should worry about their own country. They should first set their own house in order. The only substantive export they have is terror over the last four decades. They should mind their own business," Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI.

The Ministry of External Affairs also condemned Pakistan's statement on Jammu and Kashmir, and said that Islamabad's gratuitous references are unacceptable.

"Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter of India. Pakistan's gratuitous references to the Jammu and Kashmir are unacceptable," Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said.

According to reports, Pakistan's foreign office spokesperson Muhammad Nafees Zakria in Islamabad, while replying to a question about the "arrest of Kashmiri students" at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, said that Kashmiris never accepted the unfair trial of 2013 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

While pointing out that Pakistan has adequately and appropriately raised the Kashmir dispute at all international forums, Zakria said that Islamabad has repeatedly voiced concerns and condemned the incidents in which the Kashmiris of occupied valley were subjected to atrocities by the Indian troops.

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