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Pakistan's Kashmir dream will never be fulfilled: Naidu

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 13:40 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Asserting that Kashmir is a distant dream for Pakistan which will never get fulfilled, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that Islamabad should forget about Kashmir as it is an integral part of India.

Naidu said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is doing all these stunts to divert attention from real matters, adding that Islamabad should observe black day for all wrong happenings in their country.

"Pakistan should forget about Kashmir, Kashmir is an integral part of India. No matter what they do, their dream of Kashmir will never get fulfilled. Kashmir is India's and will always remain," said Naidu.

"In Kashmir here we have democracy, we have a government there. Pakistan just to divert attention from its internal problems is doing all this. What all is happening in Pakistan, Islamabad should observe a black day for that," he added.

Naidu further said that instead of expressing grief for the people of the valley, Sharif should try and cater to the problems of the people lining in PoK.

Addressing a Cabinet meeting in Lahore on July 15, Sharif had announced to observe 19th of July as a "Black Day". However, the "Black Day" observance was shifted on July 20 as Pakistan celebrates July 19 as 'Accession to Pakistan' Day.

As per reports, rallies will be organised to draw attention of the world community towards the Kashmir issue.

All officials of federal and provincial governments will wear black armband while on duty to express political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris, said reports, adding that special prayers will also be held after 'Zohar' prayers.

Meanwhile, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir today to review the security situations in Kashmir valley as well as along the Line of Control.

General Singh's visit to the valley comes in the backdrop of violent protests in the wake of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter earlier on July 8.

The Army Chief will be briefed about the situation in the valley and the counter infiltration operations along the LoC.

After Wani's death, Kashmir is on the boil and more than 40 people have been killed and over 3,000, including 1,600 civilians, injured in clashes between the youth and security forces during the protests. (ANI)

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