India snubs Pakistan over J&K remarks
New Delhi: India has reacted strongly to statements issued by Pakistan on Jammu on Kashmir by calling them "gratuitous".
India says such statements amount to interference in India's internal affairs, and Pakistan should take effective action to stop infiltration and dismantle terror infrastructure that exists on its soil.
India also says Pakistan must fulfill its commitment of not allowing its territory to be used for terrorism directed against India.
This is in reaction to a statement issued by the Pakistan Foreign Minister that said gross and systematic abuse of human rights and Indian repression in Kashmir must end.
The Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said:
"India firmly rejects gratuitous statements issued by Pakistan on Jammu & Kashmir, which amount to interference in the internal affairs of India. Pakistan should take credible and effective action against infiltration from across the Line of Control and dismantle the terror infrastructure that exists in the territory under its control. This would be an important contribution towards safeguarding the welfare of the people of J&K, who suffer the consequences of terrorism fomented from across the Line of Control and the International Border. As a vibrant democracy, India has sufficient mechanisms and constitutional safeguards to address issues raised by its citizens in any part of the country.
India reiterates its commitment to resolving issues of mutual concern with Pakistan through dialogue and peaceful means. However, Pakistan must fulfill its solemn commitment of not allowing territory under its control to be used for terrorism directed against India in any manner. This would be in the interest of Pakistan and of the international community."
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