NEW DELHI —
Indian politicians October 20 took a jibe at Pakistan Peoples Party's leader Bilawal Bhutto over his fresh rant against India.
Bhutto, once again, vowed to wrest Kashmir from India.
“When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they have no answer. We will take back Kashmir from India,” Bhutto said during his public rally.
However, Indian leaders refused to pay any heed to the politician's remark, saying that it is far from reality.
Senior leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Subramanian Swamy, slammed Pakistan's political scenario by saying they should first secure Pakistan before taking Kashmir.
“First, let them first secure Pakistan before they think of taking Kashmir. Only by talking about Kashmir they can remain in international media, otherwise Pakistan has nothing to show to 67 years of its existence. It's a pathetic country,” said Swamy.
Last month, while addressing party workers in Multan region of western Punjab in Pakistan, Bhutto had said he would take back Kashmir and would not leave a single inch of which belonged to Pakistan.
He had said he will get back “entire Kashmir from India because like other provinces, it belongs to Pakistan.”
Meanwhile, India's opposition Congress party termed Bhutto as a kid and his remarks trivial.
“Bilawal is a kid. He doesn't have much political sense. He is trying to gain attention by giving such statement. These statements are meaningless and it should not be taken seriously,” said Congress leader Rashid Alvi.
Bhutto's mother Benazir Bhutto was elected twice as the prime minister of Pakistan. She was killed in a gun and suicide attack after an election rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007. No one has yet been convicted of her murder.
Militants have been frequently attacking security bases in Kashmir since the 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed in two decades of anti-India insurgency in Muslim-majority Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan by a ceasefire line.