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PM Imran Khan's 'unwanted reference' to Kashmir during Kartarpur opening ceremony regrettable: MEA

It added that Pakistan must fulfil its international obligations and take effective and credible action to stop providing shelter and all kind of support to cross-border terrorism from territories under its control. 

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New Delhi Published on: November 28, 2018 19:04 IST
Imran Khan during Kartarpur opening ceremony

Imran Khan during Kartarpur opening ceremony

India on Wednesday criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's over his reference o Kashmir at the Kartarpur Corridor function saying it was "unwarranted" and that he chose to politicise the pious occasion.

"It is deeply regrettable that the Prime Minister of Pakistan chose to politicise the pious occasion meant to realise the long pending demand of the Sikh community to develop a Kartarpur corridor by making unwarranted reference to Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral and inalienable part of India," the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

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It added that Pakistan must fulfil its international obligations and take effective and credible action to stop providing shelter and all kind of support to cross-border terrorism from territories under its control. 

Earlier in the day, addressing crowd after inaugurating the Kartarpur Corridor, PM Imran Khan had evoked the Kashmir issue. He said: "We have just one problem, Kashmir. If man can walk on the moon, what problems are there that we cannot resolve?".

The much-awaited corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur - the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder Guru Nanak Dev - with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims. 

 

 

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