India will ‘re-think’ policy if Pakistan continues to aid terrorism: Centre

Bengaluru : Asserting that elements in Jammu and Kashmir were creating disturbances after getting influenced by its ‘neighbours’, the Centre on Sunday warned Pakistan that India will have to re-think its policy with Islamabad if it does not stop ‘aiding, abetting and sponsoring’ terrorism.

In a message to Pakistan, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that Islamabad must understand that its current ways would not help in sustaining healthy ties between the two nations.

“Aiding, abetting, funding, training terrorism is not acceptable at all. Pakistan should give up such tactics. They will not succeed in their attempts. PM Modi has given a signal that he would like to work with Pakistan and want to have friendship and long term understanding. But if Pakistan continues to do such things, then the government has to think its policy,” Naidu said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan today released a statement condemning the killing of ‘innocent Kashmiris in India-Occupied-Kashmir’ and said that solving the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible through an impartial plebiscite with the United Nation’s support.

The statement comes as the security forces shot Wani, along with two of his accomplices in Kokernag area, earlier on Friday.

The statement released by Office of the Spokesperson on Sunday said the extrajudicial killing of Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is deplorable and condemnable.

“Pakistan reiterates that the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible by the realisation of the right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the UNSC resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices,” the statement said.

“Such acts are a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris and can not deter the people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand for the realisation of the right to self determination,” it said.

Islamabad also expressed its concern over the detention of Kashmiri leadership and called upon New Delhi to fulfill the human rights obligations as per the United Nation.

“Pakistan also has serious concerns over the detention of Kashmiri leadership in Indian Occupied Kashmir and calls upon the Indian government to fulfill its human rights obligations as well as its commitments under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions,” the statement said.

The Kashmir valley has been on a boil as widespread protests were carried out over Wani’s killing with many separatists’ calling for a shutdown. (ANI)