Porlamar: India has raised with Venezuelan leadership the issue of "flagrant misuse" of NAM plenary by Pakistan to make "unwarranted and unacceptable" comments on Kashmir, saying South Asia suffers from Pakistan's "dangerous use" of terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
In a strongly-worded letter to the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, External Affairs Minister for State MJ Akbar said the South Asia continues to face Pakistan's "dangerous use" of terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
He also said that Pakistan has continued to provide safe havens to internationally designated terrorists and terror outfits.
Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, in his NAM address as the Pakistan delegation head, had said, "peace in South Asia cannot be achieved without the settlement of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council".
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned the Uri attack and expressed solidarity with Indian people.
Heavily-armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Indian Army in North Kashmir's Uri town in the wee hours yesterday, killing 18 jawans and injuring 19 others in the attack in which all four terrorists were neutralised.
In his message, Maduro said, "we are committed along with our brotherly people of the world to get into the depth of this problem that generated proliferation of terrorist movement, which does not respect life and the need for co- existence of people."