Why not counter China's 'watching Kashmir' remark with 'we are watching South China Sea': Congress asks govt. Why Not Say- We are watching Pro-Democracy protests muzzled in Hong Kong, Tewari asked. On Wednesday, China asked India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue as per UN charter

A day before an informal summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Congress has questioned PMO why China's claims on Kashmir are not being countered with references to Tibet & Hong Kong.

New Delhi: A day before Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India for an 'informal' summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress party has questioned why the Indian government is not countering China's latest stance on Kashmir with references to protests in Hong Kong, human rights violations in Xinjiang and other such issues.

On Wednesday, Beijing had said that it was 'watching' developments in Kashmir and said that it will support Pakistan on issues of its core interest. Later in the evening, China further urged India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir matter as per UN mandate.

"Xi Jinping says he is watching Kashmir but why does @PMOIndia/MEA not say 
1) We are watching Pro-Democracy protests muzzled in Hong Kong.
2) We are watching human rights violations in Xinjiang.
3) We are watching continued oppression in Tibet.
4) We are watching South China Sea (sic)," Congress' national spokesperson Manish Tewari said in a tweet on Thursday.

While the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has responded to China saying that Kashmir is an internal matter and that it is not for other countries to comment on internal matters of India.

"We have seen the report regarding the meeting of Chinese President Xi Jinping with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan which also refers to their discussions on Kashmir. India’s position has been consistent and clear that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India. China is well aware of our position. It is not for other countries to comment on the internal affairs of India," MEA had said in a statement on Wednesday.