India Asks Pakistan To Stop 'Deplorable Meddling' In Kashmir, Says Islamabad Incites Violence

MEA's official statement: India strongly condemns the encouragement and support which such terrorists and their activities receive from Pakistan.

21/07/2016 8:02 PM IST | Updated 21/07/2016 8:30 PM IST
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Pakistani supporters of the banned organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) start a march from Lahore to Islamabad as part of a protest to denounce violence by Indian security forces in the Indian-administered Kashmir in Lahore on July 19, 2016. / AFP / ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hitting out against Pakistan for glorifying the unrest in Kashmir by observing a 'Black Day' to mourn the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, New Delhi called it 'deplorable meddling' and asked Islamabad to stop inciting violence across the border, news reports said.

Pakistan had declared Wani a martyr.

Here is the full text of India's Ministry Of External Affairs' official response.

"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.

India strongly condemns the encouragement and support which such terrorists and their activities receive from Pakistan's state.

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 fulfill the obligation to vacate its illegal occupation of POK.

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).

In view of the threats of marches and protests at the High Commission of India in Islamabad, we ask the Government of Pakistan to ensure full safety and security of the High Commission, all its officials and their families in Pakistan."

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