Pakistan's comments on situation in J&K reflects its continued attachment to terrorism: India
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif issued a statement on Monday expressing 'shock' at Burhan Wani's killing.
Delhi: Reacting sharply to Nawaz Sharif's comments on the situation in Kashmir in the wake of the killing of militant Burhan Wani, India on Monday sent out a stern message to Pakistan asking it to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbours.
In a pointed statement, India also said that remarks from Pakistan regarding J&K reflected its continued attachment to terrorism.
Issuing a statement, Vikas Swarup, MEA spokesperson posted on Twitter, "We have seen statements from Pakistan on the situation in the Indian state of J&K. They reflect Pakistan's continued attachment to terrorism and its usage as an instrument of state policy."
"Pakistan is advised to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbours," he added.
Our response to Statements by Pakistan on Jammu & Kashmir: pic.twitter.com/3pjjonaQxu
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) July 11, 2016
India's reaction came after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been under attack from the opposition for remaining 'silent' over the killing of protesters in Kashmir, issued a statement expressing 'shock' at Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's killing.
"The Prime Minister of Pakistan has expressed his deep shock at the killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and many other civilians by the Indian military and paramilitary forces," Sharif's office said in the statement, as per PTI.
Sharif said it was "deplorable that excessive and unlawful force was used against the civilians" who were protesting against the killing of Wani.
"Oppressive measures such as these cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions," he added.
On the other hand, yesterday, Pakistan Foreign Office had issued a statement condemning continued 'killing of innocent Kashmiris'.
"The extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri leader Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is deplorable and condemnable. Such acts are a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris and cannot deter the people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand for the realisation of the right to self determination," it had said.
Wani was killed in an encounter on Friday.
Kashmir remained on the boil today and normal life paralysed due to curfew-like restrictions and separatists-sponsored strike.
(With Agency inputs)