No difference with govt on PoK, but the way it dealt with 370: Tharoor

No difference with govt on PoK, but the way it dealt with 370: Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor, MP
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Jaipur: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that Pakistan has no right over Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and it has given a territory to China which does not belong to it.

Tharoor said that he has no difference with the government's stand on the PoK, but the way it has dealt with the issue in Jammu and Kashmir by scrapping the special status is a violation of the spirit of the constitution.

"I don't have any serious difference with the government's stand on the PoK but internally I differ with the government. They have violated the spirit of the Constitution. Pakistan has no right on the PoK and they have given the territory to China which does not belong to them," Tharoor said during an event here on Thursday.

Tharoor also pointed out that the acts of intolerance that are on display aplenty in the country, especially the many mob lynching incidents in the name of cow is maligning the image of the country on the global platform.

"When I go abroad people say that people in India are being killed in the name of the cow. The incidents of mob lynching in the name of cow have created an environment that investors are shying away from investing here," he said.

Talking about the Balakot airstrike, Tharoor said various international reports have said that no terrorist was killed in the Indian Air Force attack on a terror camp on February 26.

"Various international media have published pictures as proof that no terrorist was killed in the Balakot airstrikes. The proofs that they have is not available with our government. If the government says that the strikes were effective and terrorists were killed then they should have shown some proofs," Tharoor said.

Tharoor was speaking at 'India in Crisis' event organised by the All India Professional Congress here.

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who was also present at the event, said that figures suggest that unemployment is the biggest problem in the country and concrete steps should be taken to balance the macro-economic environment 

He said that there is a slowdown in every sector today and investors' confidence has gone down, non-performing assets have gone up, banks are not giving loans, jobs are not being created, factories have shut down.

(With inputs from PTI)

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