LoC killings: Parliament passes anti-Pakistan resolution, says India not a threat

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution against Pakistan, condemning the recent Pakistani aggression on the IB and the LoC.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution against Pakistan, condemning the recent Pakistani aggression on the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC).

Reading out the resolution, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said India’s is not a threat to Pakistan.

“India is not a threat to Pakistan or its people, but terrorists nurtured by Pakistan are,” the Speaker said.

The resolution goes on to say that Jammu and Kashmir, including parts forcibly and illegally occupied by Pakistan, is an integral part of India.”

“We hope Pakistan will abide by the ceasefire commitment on the LoC and International Border in letter and spirit,” Meira Kumar added.

The resolution specifically targets Pakistan on the ambush of five Indian soldiers along the LoC in Poonch, in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah had earlier in the day said that such a resolution would not serve any purpose and that India should continue the dialogue process with Pakistan as stopping talks would only strengthen terror groups.

The development came a day after Pakistan`s National Assembly passed a resolution accusing Indian troops of "unprovoked aggression" on the LoC and extending support to the "struggle" of the Kashmiri people.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had earlier in the day discussed with senior Cabinet ministers the draft of the resolution.

The Pakistani resolution, moved by Science and Technology Minister Zahid Hamid, a senior leader of the ruling PML-N, had endorsed Sharif`s "forceful statement" for effective steps to ensure the ceasefire on the Line of Control and to improve the atmosphere by engaging constructively to build trust and confidence.

"This House forcefully reiterates that while Pakistan is committed to working for peace with its neighbours, it remains steadfast in its resolve to fully defend its sovereignty, territorial borders and national interests.

The resolution condemned the "unprovoked aggression by Indian military forces across the LoC in recent days".

(With PTI inputs)

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