Modi’s remarks on Baluchistan spark protests in various cities

QUETTA (Dunya News) –  Protests against Indian Prime Minister Nerender Modi’s statement regarding Balochistan are underway in various cities, reported on Thursday.

Locals living in Chaman, Dalbadin, Lasbela, Bolan, Chagai, Khuzdar, Sibi, Dera Bugti, Dera Murad Jamali, Bela and Nushki took to the streets and chanted slogans against India for its continuous interference in Balochistan.

Large number of people including Hindu community participated in rallies and chanted slogans against Modi. The enraged citizens also set Modi’s statue ablaze and demanded the concerning department to launch action into the matter.

They also urged the government to take Modi’s statement seriously.

On the other hand, Chief Minister of Balochistan Sanaullah Khan Zehra alleged neighboring country has hand behind intensifying Balochistan situation.

Talking to a ceremony held in Law College in Quetta, CM Zehri said that the arrest of Kulbhushan Yadav is a clear evidence of Indian interference in Pakistan specifically in Balochistan.

The minister also denounced Quetta civil hospital blast that claimed 74 lives and vowed to root out terrorism from the region. He said that Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Chief Brahamdagh Bugti thanked and appreciated Modi for few money.

Will win the war started by India in Balochistan, he pledged.

While condemning Modi’s statement, Zehri also read out resolution against Indian government and said that Pakistan would surely raise the issue at international level.

The remarks of Modi had also been criticized by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto who termed them highly provocative, irresponsible and inflammatory for the people of Pakistan.

On August 15, Indian Independence Day, Modi termed Pakistan as a supporter of ‘terrorism’ and asserted that people of Balochistan, Gilgit and Kashmir have thanked him a lot in past few days and he is grateful to them.

Modi's remarks on Baluchistan spark protests in various cities

Modi also said that Indians “also cried” when children in Peshawar were killed in the APS attack in December 2014.

“This is our nature, but look at the other side. They glorify terrorists,” Modi accused.

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