Why Modi silent on use of 'Indian-administered Kashmir' by US, asks Congress

Why Modi silent on use of 'Indian-administered Kashmir' by US, asks Congress
The Congress on Wednesday attacked the government for not taking on the United States for "Indian-administered Kashmir" remark in an order on Syed Salahuddin, saying it is compromising national security and sovereignty.
The leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue as he was in the US and was to meet President Donald Trump.
"It is shocking that the US government order on Syed Salahuddin refers to 'Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. This is a compromise with India's national security and sovereignty. Why has the Prime Minister not protested despite being on the US soil," Azad asked at a press conference.
While designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, the US State Department said the militant group had claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir", which injured 17 people.
"Why are the External Minister, Defence Minister and Home Minister keeping mum? Is it not a sellout of national interest," he said as he demanded a response from the Prime Minister.
For Modi, he said, this could be a subject of "political expediency to keep silent" but Congress will not keep quiet.
He said Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so, even though it may be a subject of debate for Modi and his party.
"Empty chest-thumping, false bravado and captive TV studio warfare" by the BJP government would not be enough to hide its failures, Azad said.
Senior Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram also questioned the Modi government over the issue, asking how New Delhi accepted it.
"US' official statement used the phrase 'Indian- administered Jammu and Kashmir'. How did India accept this?" he asked in a tweet.
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