China has adopted JeM, expanding its role in J-K, says Naeem Akhtar

The official spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir government and Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar claimed that China is assuming a “much bigger role in Kashmir” and the Jaish-e-Mohammad has been veritably “adopted” by Beijing, the Indian Express reported.

According to the report, Akhtar said that the Kashmir issue isn’t limited to the fight between India and Pakistan now. There is another major factor involved.

It isn’t Pakistan alone, it is China too.

 “Unlike earlier, the great game is literally being played inside Kashmir,” Akhtar was quoted by the Indian Express.

 “General (Bipin Rawat) said that the Army is ready to fight on both fronts. But there aren’t two fronts anymore. Now it is one single front, circling around. From Bhutan to Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Valley to Jammu, Sri Lanka and Maldives, it is all one front. Pakistan and China aren’t separate,” Akhtar was quoted by the leading daily.

 “How can one not see that he (Masood Azhar) has been adopted by China? There are reports of some action taken against Hafiz Saeed. What about Masood Azhar? Even a lesser figure like Salahudin has been listed as a global terrorist in UN but the great wall of China has been erected around Azhar. China has been regularly vetoing attempts to designate him (Azhar) as a terrorist in United Nations. Such things don’t happen without reason. Why only him? Why not others? Why didn’t China block such moves in UN against other people? The China connection needs to be understood”.

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