Rahul Gandhi today slammed Pakistan for dragging his name in a petition on Kashmir and stated that Kashmir is an internal matter of India and any third party intervention was unwarranted

New Delhi: Just hours after Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday categorically stated that Kashmir is an internal matter of India and any third party intervention was unwarranted, a Pakistani minister has tweeted a message for the Congress leader, asking him to do away with confusion.

Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry wrote on Twitter that Rahul Gandhi should take a stand “closer to reality”. Chaudhry advised Rahul to “stand tall” like his great grandfather and India’s first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

“Biggest problem of your politics is Confusion, take a stance closer to reality, stand tall like your great great grandfather who is a symbol of Indian Secularism and liberal thinking , “ye daaġh daaġh ujālā ye shab-gazīda sahar vo intizār thā jis kā ye vo sahar to nahīñ”..,” the Pakistani minister tweeted.

He was responding to Rahul’s clarification on his Congress party’s stand on Kashmir, calling it an internal issue.

“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,” Rahul tweeted today, a day after it emerged that Pakistan had dragged his name in a petition reportedly moved in the United Nations on Jammu and Kashmir.

Hitting out at Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism, Rahul wrote: “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.”

The Congress party, on its part, also slammed Pakistan and said it had "mischievously" dragged its former president’s name in the petition. Issuing a statement, the Congress said Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were always and would remain an integral part of India.

The party had noticed "reports citing an alleged petition moved by Pakistani Government to United Nations on Jammu & Kashmir, wherein name of Shri Rahul Gandhi has been mischievously dragged to justify the pack of lies and deliberate misinformation being spread by Pakistan," Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.