Narendra Modi has buried Nehru's India, says Pak minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

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Narendra Modi has buried Nehru's India, says Pak minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Hitting out at the Indian government, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has buried Nehru's India.

"Narendra Modi has buried Nehru's India," Qureshi said at a press conference after chairing a high-level committee meeting over Kashmir after India moved to abrogate provisions of Article 370.

Qureshi added that the Indian policy revolves around "Doval doctrine".

This was the first meeting of the 'Kashmir committee', which was formed by Pakistan PM Imran Khan on August 6, a day after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two Union territories.

Saying that the committee represented all institutions of Pakistan, Qureshi said, "The resolution that the Parliament passed in its joint session was kept in view in today's meeting of the Kashmir committee. We showed unity from the Parliament. The same unity has been symbolic in today's meeting."

Qureshi added that the committee members also discussed the roadmap over the issue on how to take this forward.

This came a day after the closed-door consultations on Kashmir by the UNSC ended without any outcome or statement from the powerful 15-nation UN organ, dealing a huge snub to Pakistan and its all-weather ally China to internationalise the issue, which an overwhelming majority stressed is a bilateral matter between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Quereshi, however, claimed that result of the meeting was a big success for Pakistan. He said Friday's meeting was historic as the Kashmir issue was discussed after at least 50 years.

Also at the presser, Pakistan's ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said, "Kashmir is a nuclear flash point and the world needs to look into Indian Defence Minister's remarks about use of nuclear weapons."

Earlier on Friday, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had said India may see a major shift in its policy of using nuclear weapons.