New Delhi: Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raked up Kashmir issue again and praised Hizbul Mujahidden militant Burhan Wani, whose encounter killing by security forces triggered the current unrest in the Valley, the Indian government reacted sharply to his remarks.
"The speech by Sharif at the joint session of Parliament shows Pakistan's continued attachment to terrorism," ANI quoted senior government sources as saying.
Their remarks came after Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif today accused India of running away from dialogue and instead creating a war-like environment by blaming Pakistan for the Uri terror attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed last month.
Sharif, who was addressing a joint session of Parliament convened to discuss the security situation in the wake of increasing Indo-Pak tensions today, expressed his support for Kashmiris and said that the issue should be resolved according to the wishes of people of Kashmir and the United Nation resolutions.
"The Kashmiri youth have taken it upon themselves to carry on the movement of freedom against Indian aggression and atrocities. The death of Burhan Wani, son of the Kashmiri soil, had reminded India to give Kashmiris their right to self- determination," Sharif said.