Raveesh Kumar (Image: ANI)
India has dimissed Pakistan's rhetoric on Kashmir terming the letter written by by its human rights minister to the United Nations as 'not even worth the paper on which it was written'.
Pakistani minister for human rights Shireen Mazari on Tuesday had issued a letter to multiple UN officials, listing Pakistan's complaints about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday said, "The letter is not even worth the paper on which it was written. Don’t want to give credence to it by reacting."
While it may not be worth much at dimplomatic front, the letter has caused quite a stir in India politically with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar's name appearing in it.
Kumar also said that New Delhi strongly condemns the recent statements by Pakistani leadership on matters internal to India. “These are very irresponsible statements,” he said.
Kumar also spoke on the current Kashmir scenario, a day after Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik addressed the media on the same.
Reiterating Malik’s stand on Wednesday that no hospital has reported insufficient supplies, or major injuries to civilians in any clash with the security forces, Kumar said, “Not even in one incident any hospital has reported a shortage of drug or of any disposable item. Not a single life has been lost, not a single bullet has been fired. There has been a gradual but positive improvement in the situation on the ground.”
For days now, reports have been doing the rounds that medical supplies have taken a hit and hospitals are the worst sufferers.