Opinion | Pakistan’s blind spot1 min read 27 Sep 2019, 03:16 PM IST
For a country that loses no opportunity to portray itself as a defender of the rights of Muslims in J&K, the blind eye it turns to the plight of Uighur Muslims in China reveals Pakistan’s hypocrisy
Alice Wells, US acting assistant secretary for South and Central Asia, has a question for Pakistan. Why does it talk about the condition of Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and not about Uighur Muslims in China who are facing “concentration [camp]-like conditions"? While it is clear that Islamabad has no locus standi to speak about an internal matter of India, as the well-being of people in J&K is, it is no less obvious that Pakistan’s relations with Beijing increasingly determine the country’s foreign policy, something the US can hardly be expected to overlook.
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