New Delhi: In a strongly worded statement, India on Thursday asked Pakistan to stop inciting and supporting violence and terrorism in any part of the country.
A spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, that events to mark ‘Kashmir's Accession to Pakistan Day’ (July 19) and 'Black Day' (July 20) in Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) “were led by UN-designated terrorists.”
"We have seen reports about rallies, events and statements related to Jammu & Kashmir in Pakistan and POK over the last two days. We have also noted that the events were led by UN-designated terrorists, who had in the past protested the elimination of dreaded terrorists including Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour in Pakistan,” MEA said.
“India strongly condemns the encouragement and support which such terrorists and their activities receive from Pakistan's state,” it added.
Asking Pakistan refrain from meddling in India’s affairs, MEA said, “We once again ask Pakistan to stop inciting and supporting violence and terrorism in any part of our country and refrain from its deplorable meddling in our internal affairs in any manner.”
“The observance of "Kashmir's Accession to Pakistan Day" exposes Pakistan's longing for the territory of Jammu & Kashmir. India demands that Pakistan must fulfil the obligation to vacate its illegal occupation of POK,” the spokesperson added.
“It must also stop misleading the international community and Kashmiris through meaningless exercises such as the so-called elections today in POK which Pakistan ironically calls 'Azad' (free),” he said,
India also asked Pakistan government to “ensure full safety and security of the High Commission, all its officials and their families in Pakistan" in view of the “threats of marches and protests at the High Commission of India in Islamabad.”
Yesterday, Pakistan had observed black day in protest against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani at the hands of security forces and subsequent deaths of civilian protesters in Kashmir.
Many ministers of Pakistan government participative in events which were also attended by India’s most wanted terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin.