The entire world is aware of about Pakistan’s function in supporting terrorism and no quantity of denial can conceal this fact, India mentioned on Thursday in a pointy response to Islamabad’s objection to references to it and cross-border terrorism within the Indo-US joint assertion after their 2+2 dialogue.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned the nation that gives shelter to “maximum number of UN-proscribed terrorists” mustn’t even try to play the sufferer card.
“The whole world knows truth about Pakistan”s role in supporting terrorism,” he mentioned at a media briefing whereas answering questions on Islamabad”s response to the Indo-US joint assertion.
“Even their leaders have time and again spoken about their role with regard to terrorism,” Mr Srivastava mentioned.
In the joint assertion, India and the US on Tuesday strongly condemned cross-border terrorism in all its types and requested Pakistan to take “immediate, sustained and irreversible” motion to make sure that no territory underneath its management is used for launching terror assaults.
In its response, Pakistan on Wednesday known as it “unwarranted” the reference made in the direction of it.
“We reject the Pakistan-specific reference in the joint statement”, issued by India and the US after their 2+2 ministerial dialogue,” the Pakistan Foreign Office had mentioned in its response.
Asked about Pakistan’s objection to adjustments within the land legal guidelines in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Srivastava mentioned it’s an inside matter of India and no nation has any locus standi to touch upon it.
As per amended regulation, any particular person from outdoors Jammu and Kashmir can now purchase land within the Union territory.
“You would be aware that the government has taken a number of measures in recent time for socio-economic development and improvement of livelihood in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral part of India.
“Therefore, these selections relate to inside affairs of India. No nation has any locus standi to touch upon it,” he mentioned.