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Pakistan should apologize for 1971 before talking about Kashmir: Inu

DHAKA, Feb 05, 2017(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said Pakistan should apologize for 1971 genocide they committed in Bangladesh before talking about Kashmir calling Islamabad's empathy for Kashimir a sham.

"The Pakistani rulers' empathy for Kashimir is in fact nothing but crocodile tears while they repeatedly plead innocence instead of seeking apology for the 1971 brutality and genocide they committed," he said.

According to an official press release, Inu made the remark as journalists sought his comments at his office about the reported observance of Kashmir Solidarity Day at the Pakistani High Commission in Dhaka.

The minister said that the history of Pakistan had always been one of oppressing ethic groups besides Bengalis.

Inu said celebration of "Kashmir Solidarity Day" in Dhaka was "beyond diplomatic norms and a mischievous move" by Pakistan to draw Bangladesh into what is basically a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)