The hateful remarks from the Pakistani ambassador came as Jammu and Kashmir, India, was set to host a number of G20 meetings. The G20 and Youth 20 summits in Srinagar and Leh, in the area of Ladakh, in April and May were among the events included in India’s comprehensive calendar of activities running up to the summit, which was published last month.
Pakistan has “vehemently condemned” India’s action, calling it “self-serving” on the side of New Delhi.
The Pakistani councilman published a piece on Twitter by Rana Ayubb, a columnist for The Washington Post. It warned against an even worse interpretation of “Modi’s India,” labeling the nation’s democracy as “unhealthy.”
But a far darker narrative is beginning to characterize Modi’s India, Ayyub wrote in an editorial piece for the Washington Post critical of India and PM Modi. The nation’s 220 million Muslims have been subjected to systemic discrimination, marginalization, and incitement of hate by the government. Over the years, this effort has quietly gained strength, and now it is intensifying to new heights. India’s democracy is not strong.
The Pakistani envoy, siding with the Washington Post writer, has appealed for the assistance of the international community, inflaming animosity against India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Calling on the international world to speak out, @RanaAyyub warns that “a much darker narrative is starting to define Modi’s India.” Modi is inciting anti-Muslim sentiment in India while the rest of the world turns a blind eye, according to a tweet from the Pakistani Embassy in Washington’s press attaché.
India will host the G20 conference this year as part of its presidency and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s dominant political force since 2014, has left its imprint on the country.
It is undeniable that under PM Modi’s direction, India has grown in importance as a player on the world arena.
Despite Islamabad’s requests for the restoration of Article 370 for the erstwhile Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, ties between the two countries have been difficult for a long time about concerns of cross-border terrorism from Pakistan.
In a recent incident, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke at the SCO Foreign Ministers’ conference in Goa, India, and advised against using terrorism as a diplomatic bargaining chip.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar slammed Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his comments about “weaponizing terrorism,” saying that it meant that “they think terrorism is legitimate” and that India is publicly exposing Pakistan as a victim of cross-border terrorism.
“All right, what do we do now? We are going against each other. eliminating terrorism? In order to protect ourselves. We are highlighting it. We are making it known. Therefore, in my opinion, we are not gaining any goodwill. We are exposing Pakistan to the world on a political and diplomatic level. I have every right to do so since I am a victim of terrorism, Jaishankar remarked. According to him, India has every right to protect itself against international terrorism.
Pakistan is a “spokesperson for the terrorism industry,” according to Jaishankar.
India has repeatedly brought up Pakistan’s ongoing backing of international terrorism and terrorist infiltration. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have allegedly borne the brunt of this terrorist campaign for decades and still do.
The Indian government repealed Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir a unique autonomous status, in the summer of 2019. Businesses found it simpler to operate in the area once the special autonomous status was eliminated since they were no longer subject to some of the laws that had previously stifled their expansion.
Jammu and Kashmir’s potential to host the G20 summit offers the area unmatched opportunity and raises hopes for restored security and prosperity.
Jammu and Kashmir will be placed at the center of diplomatic ties and encourage collaboration by hosting the G20 conference. Delegates will learn about the area firsthand, gaining important insights into its difficulties and opportunities for development. Jammu and Kashmir will have a chance to exhibit its assets and potential at the summit, forging relationships that may support sustainable development.