New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif indulged in incendiary rhetoric once again when he dedicated the festival of Eid-al-Azha to the "supreme sacrifices" of Kashmiris.
The Pakistan PM said that Pakistan will continue to dedicate Eid-al-Azha to Kashmiris until the Kashmir issue is not resolved.
"We cannot ignore sacrifices of Kashmiris. They will succeed through their sacrifices. We dedicate this Eid to the supreme sacrifices of Kashmiri people and we will continue doing so till the Kashmir issue is not resolved according to their (Kashmiri people) wishes," the Prime Minister said on the occasion.
At his Raiwind residence in Lahore, Sharif offered prayers along with his family members at a mosque.
"Kashmiri people have sacrificed their third generation in their struggle to get freedom from India. They are struggling for their right to self- determination and facing Indian atrocities. Their voice cannot be suppressed through force," said Sharif.
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain also spoke along the lines with Nawaz Sharif. "During this hour of need we must support the Kashmiri people. They are facing the worst atrocities to get their right to self-determination. Time is not far away when the Kashmiri people will get dividend of their supreme struggle. They will soon celebrate such festivals in free land," he said.
Kashmir is witnessing violent unrests after the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.