India Slams Imran Khan, Other Pakistani Leaders For 'Irresponsible' Statements On Kashmir

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 August 2019, 05:15 PM
Raveesh Kumar said that Shireen Mazari's letter to United Nations is not even worth the paper on which it was written. (Image: News Nation)
Raveesh Kumar said that Shireen Mazari's letter to United Nations is not even worth the paper on which it was written. (Image: News Nation)

India has strongly condemned recent statements by some Pakistani leadership on Kashmir and other issues. It said that these statements there are irresponsible statements on matters internal to India.

India on Thursday strongly condemned "highly irresponsible" statements by Pakistani leadership on withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir. 

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Pakistan has been using terrorism as state policy against India and it must stop exporting terror.

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"We strongly condemn highly irresponsible statements by Pakistani leadership on matters internal to India," he said. Kumar's comments seem to be a direct reference to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement.

In an official address to the nation, Khan said both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and if war happens the rest of the world will have to bear consequences.

Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has predicted a full-blown war between the two countries underlining that the war is likely to occur in October or November. 

"The provocative statements from Pakistan include call for jihad and inciting violence in India," Kumar said.

Khan has been consistently attacking India on its decisions on Jammu and Kashmir in the last three weeks. On Monday, Khan said he will raise the issue at every international forum, including at the UN General Assembly. 

Kumar said Pakistan had informed New Delhi about its Ghaznavi missile test today.

Responding to a high alert sounded in ports in Gujarat on the possibility of Pakistani commandos infiltrating into Indian waters in an attempt to cause communal trouble or carry out a terror attack in Gujarat, Mr Kumar said the government had received information on infiltration by terrorists.

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"Pakistan should behave like a normal neighbour, do normal talk, normal trade...This is not something that is happening from Pakistan. We would like them to behave like normal neighbours do, not push terrorists in the neighbouring country," he said.

Talking about the letter Pakistani minister for human rights Shireen Mazari to United Nations, Kumar said, "The letter is not even worth the paper on which it was written. Don’t want to give credence to it by reacting. "

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.

First Published: Thursday, August 29, 2019 04:09 PM

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