Politicos strongly react to Pakistan's ceasefire violations, letter to UN

Leaders of both Congress and BJP on Monday rebuked Pakistan for internationalising the Kashmir issue and seeking the United Nations' intervention in resolving the matter.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 14:47 PM IST

New Delhi: Leaders of both Congress and BJP on Monday rebuked Pakistan for internationalising the Kashmir issue and seeking the United Nations' intervention in resolving the matter.

The Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that though Shimla Agreement clearly mentions that there are two stakeholders, yet Pakistan is trying to internationalise the issue.

He further added that Pakistan doesn't have any knowledge of history and diplomacy and that its writing a letter to the UN is unjustified.

 

Advising the neighbouring nation to reflect on its international situation and economic conditions, the BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that Pakistan can achieve nothing if it will keeping harping about the same things.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has assured that the Indian government is giving befitting reply to Pakistan's mischiefs at International Border.

“If they violate ceasefire, we can't be welcoming them,” Naqvi told ANI.

“Pakistan can beat their drum but its India they have to talk to but for that they need to create a peaceful environment,” said BJP leader Siddharth N Singh.

In a letter to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, Adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz accused India of "deliberate and unprovoked violations of the ceasefire agreement and cross-border firing" over the past weeks.

"I write to bring to your urgent attention the deteriorating security situation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as along the International Border between Pakistan and India..."As you are aware, the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is one of the long outstanding issues on the agenda of the UN Security Council, whose resolutions promising the holding of a plebiscite, under the auspices of the United Nations, for self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, remain valid though unimplemented to date," Aziz wrote in the letter which was released by Pakistan Foreign Office here.

Pakistani troops have heavily shelled 15 Border Out Posts and hamlets along the International Border on Saturday, leaving three persons injured, one of them seriously injured in Jammu district.

The BSF troops retaliated and intermittent firing and mortar shelling was continuing when last reports came in.

(With Agency inputs)