Pakistan to Provide ‘Irrefutable Evidence’ India Sponsors Militant Groups

Date:

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will present evidence to the United Nations and other international bodies that India, its neighbour and arch rival, is involved with militant organisations on its soil, Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Saturday.

Pakistani officials have long claimed that India sponsors violent groups in Pakistan — claims India has always denied — but Saturday’s announcement at a press conference in the capital Islamabad provided a heightened level of detail and specific accusations.

“We are now presenting irrefutable evidence to the world to demonstrate the Indian state’s direct sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan that has resulted in the deaths of innocent Pakistanis,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told media alongside the spokesperson for the country’s military.

A dossier of evidence would be shared with the United Nations and other international agencies, he added.

Reuters sent India’s foreign ministry a statement from the media wing of Pakistan’s military detailing the allegations but it did not respond to request for comment.

India not only denies interfering in Pakistan but accuses Islamabad itself of supporting militants who launch attacks in India and fight in Indian-controlled portion of the disputed territory Kashmir, a claim Pakistan denies.

The accusations come at a time of heightened tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours after at least 10 civilians and five security personnel were killed in cross-border shelling along the Line of Control, the de facto border in Kashmir on Friday.

Pakistan’s foreign minister and military said that India’s Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) intelligence agency was operating a network of agents and training camps through its diplomatic missions in Afghanistan who were financing, training, and equipping militants operating inside Pakistan.

They said they had obtained documents that showed New Delhi had met with and funded members of the Pakistani Taliban, as well as Baloch insurgent groups from the southern province of Balochistan who have claimed responsibility for attacks on Chinese interests as part of an effort to sabotage China’s $65 billion Belt and Road investment plan in Pakistan. -Reuters

theclarionindia
theclarionindiahttps://clarionindia.net
Clarion India - News, Views and Insights about Indian Muslims, Dalits, Minorities, Women and Other Marginalised and Dispossessed Communities.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

AIMIM to Support AIADMK in Lok Sabha, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi MP...

Fears of Further Escalation After Iranian Air Attack on Israel

TEL AVIV—Iran's large-scale air attack on Israel has prompted...

UP: Muslim Trader Thrashed in Train; Stripped and Beard Shaved

Team Clarion NEW DELHI— A 27-year-old Muslim textile trader, Nadim...

Unemployment a Top Concern, Trust in Election Commission Declined; Reveals Pre-Poll Survey

Survey also  revealed that voters did not mention the...