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Balochistan Assembly adopts resolution against PM Narendra Modi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 August 2016, 13:29 IST

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'controversial' remarks on Balochistan during his Independence Day speech, the Balochistan Assembly has come out to show it's disagreement with these said statements. It has adopted a unanimous resolution in which it has criticised PM Modi for raising the issue of alleged human rights violations in the province.

Tabled by Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz lawmaker Muhammad Khan Lehri and supported by all political parties, the resolution was signed by Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and other legislators.

Lehri reportedly said, "The Indian Prime Minister has violated the sovereignty of Pakistan and United Nations charter in this regard."

It may be recalled that during his third Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Modi had thanked the Baloch people for their support after a number of separatist leaders published videos praising him for acknowledging their cause for freedom previously.

He also used his address to the nation from the ramparts of the 17th-century Red Fort in Old Delhi on 15 August, to lash out at supporters of terrorism, without directly naming Pakistan as the perpetrator of this menace from its soil.

Modi's reference to Balochistan in such a prominent speech was unusual and has ratcheted up tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.

-With inputs from ANI

First published: 28 August 2016, 13:29 IST