Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for referring to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech, saying it will give Pakistan a reason to interfere in India's internal matters. “Balochistan is a different thing from PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir). We have every right to speak about PoK because it is our matter. Balochistan is not,” Khurshid told Times Now.
The former external affairs minister said Balochistan was an internal matter of Pakistan. “When the question is about a sovereign nation, we should maintain a sense of restraint. “Do we allow Americans to speak about atrocities in our country? Do we express concern over the atrocities in Africa and Europe?”