J&K: Modi-Sharif friendship damaged Kashmir's cause, says Bilawal Bhutto

Lahore, July 11: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Sunday (July 10) alleged that the "friendship" between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif has "irreparably" damaged the Kashmir cause, Pakistani daily Dawn reported.

Zardari, son of late Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, condemned the killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir while protesting against the Indian security forces, the report added.

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"While Muslims celebrated Eidul Fitr across the world, our Kashmiri brethren marked the day of festivities amid violence carried out by the Indian Army," the report quoted Bhutto as saying. [Sharif condemns killing of Burhan Wani, J&K civilians]

Taking a dig at Indian democracy: "Scores of people, including women, were injured on a day that was supposed to be an occasion of joy and celebrations. Kashmiri leaders were denied the right to offer Eid prayers and people were traumatised by brutality of Indian army. Such aggression by Indian authorities has exposed the sham democracy prevailing in India."

Bhutto, 27, would return from London this week and address rallies in Azad Kashmir where he is expected to attack India and criticise Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for taking a 'soft stand' in India.

He said it seemed Modi and Sharif had taken "a similar standing" over the killings in Kashmir.

He also accused Sharif of damaging Pakistan's foreign policy by giving Modi a "certificate of friendship".

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