The Pulwama attack is the direct result of the “impunity and cover” provided to Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) group by Pakistan, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday as she forcefully raised the Pulwama strike with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here.
Swaraj’s meeting with Wang came a day after India said it destroyed a major JeM training camp in Pakistan. “I am visiting China at a time when there is grief and anger in India. It is the worst attack directed against our security forces in Jammu and Kashmir,” she said in her opening remarks during the meeting held on the sidelines of Russia, India, China Foreign Ministers’ meeting.
“The attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Muhammed, the Pakistan-based and supported organisation,” she said. Stating that JeM is banned by the UN and other countries, Swaraj told Wang that “this attack is the direct result of the impunity and cover provided to the JeM and its leaders by the Pakistani side”. “After the Pulwama attack the entire UN has spoken with full voice to condemn it,” she said.