Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday that Kashmir is “India's internal issue” and that violence in the region was “instigated and supported by Pakistan."

New Delhi: A day after Pakistan quoted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in its fresh letter to the United Nations on Jammu and Kashmir, Gandhi on Wednesday took to Twitter to state that Kashmir is “India's internal issue” and that violence in the region was “instigated and supported by Pakistan."

Pakistan on Tuesday sent another letter to the United Nations on the Jammu and Kashmir issue, complaining about the alleged violence in the region after the Modi government scrapped the special status granted to J&K under Article 370.

In its letter, Pakistan quoted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the tense situation in Kashmir. "Violence acknowledged by Rahul Gandhi who has noted people dying here," Pakistan's letter to UN read. 

Facing an embarrassing position on being quoted by the neighbouring country on a sensitive issue, Gandhi tweeted this morning that there was no room for Pakistan or any other country to interfere in Jammu and Kashmir. 

"I disagree with this Govt. on many issues. But, let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue & there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it.," Gandhi said in his tweet. 

Further, he blamed Pakistan for instigating violence in J&K and accused the country of being the "prime supporter of terrorism".

He said, "There is violence in Jammu & Kashmir. There is violence because it is instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be the prime supporter of terrorism across the world."

Shortly after Gandhi's tweet on Wednesday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a tweet that Pakistan had "mischievously dragged" Rahul Gandhi to "justify their pack of lies." Surjewala also reiterated that Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh was an integral part of India, and shall remain so in the future. 

He said in his tweet, "Let no one in the world be in doubt that JK & Ladakh WERE-ARE-SHALL always remain an integral part of India. No amount of diabolical deception by Pak shall change this truth. Shri Rahul Gandhi has been mischievously dragged by Pak to justify their pack of lies.”

Notably, Rahul Gandhi's failed attempt to visit Srinagar along with other opposition leaders was highlighted in Pakistan media. On Saturday, a group of 12 Opposition leaders, including Gandhi, were detained at Srinagar airport and forced to return to Delhi.

Gandhi's trip to Kashmir had taken place after J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik had "invited" him to take stock of the situation in the Valley. However, airport authorities in Srinagar did not allow the leaders to leave the airport and visit parts of the Valley. 

Upon his return to Delhi, Gandhi had said that the situation in Kashmir was "not normal", with the opposition terming the detention of its leaders as "undemocratic".

Gandhi had said, "We wanted to get a sense of what people are going through and help the situation if we could. But unfortunately, we were not allowed to go beyond the airport. The press people with us were mishandled, beaten. It's clear that things are not normal in Jammu and Kashmir."