PM remarks on Balochistan not surprising: Government official

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India’s humanity does not stop at its border and PM’s remarks on Balochistan did not come out of blue as he has been receiving reports on atrocities in that part of Pakistan, a senior government source remarked on Wednesday.
“When the Prime Minister speaks from the Red Fort it is state of union inside & outside. The issue of Balochistan was there in PM’s mind,” the source said.
“The statement on Balochistan did not come out as blue. We are clearly troubled with human rights violations in Balochistan. What PM said it was an expression of concern. We feel for people inside & outside.
My humanity doesn’t stop at my border. It was expression of sentiment for suppressed people some distance away,” sources said, adding that India has spoken for human rights violation in other parts of the world.
Days after speaking in the closed door all party meet on the issue of Pak atrocities in their own country and occupied territories Narendra Modi on Monday came out openly in support of political movements in Balochistan, Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in what was first such gesture by an Indian PM speaking on the occasion of Independence Day from the
Red Fort.
“I want to speak a bit about the people in Balochistan, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” the Prime Minister said in his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort a day after Pakistan “dedicated” its Independence Day to Kashmir.
“The world is watching. People of Balochistan, Gilgit and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me a lot in the past few days,” Modi said. “I am grateful to them.”
He said the way people from these Pakistani regions “wished me well, gives me great joy”.
In thanking an Indian Prime Minister, “they have thanked the whole population of my country”, Modi said. “I want to offer my gratitude to these people.”
An outpouring of support followed Modi’s remarks on Pakistani atrocities in Balochistan, with the Baloch Republican Party, Baloch National Party and Balochi dissidents and exiles in Europe and USA seeking India’s intervention.

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