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India on Thursday slammed Pakistan and dismissed its National Security Advisor (NSA) Moeed Yusaf claims that New Delhi reached out to Islamabad for talks. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the Pakistan NSA's comments were "contrary to facts on the ground, misleading and fictitious". Srivastava added, "As regards the purported message, let me make it clear that no such message was sent from our side."
India on Wednesday indirectly slammed Pakistan saying that a South Asian state will have to vacate illegally occupied areas sooner or later. Ministry of External Affairs Secretary said, "The only dispute left in what it alleged today as a "disputed territory” is its own illegal occupation of certain parts, which sooner or later, it would have to vacate."
India said that Pakistan continues to play "victim card" on the issue of terrorism to "distract international community" even as it continues its support for them. India highlighted that Pakistan continues with its "shenanigan of running with the hare and hunting with the hound". India's first secretary to the United Nations in Geneva, Vimarsh Aryan said, "Whenever there is a discussion on terrorism the failed state of Pakistan plays the victim card..."
India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan on its decision to hold an election in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir's Gilgit Baltistan. India said that it is a 'cosmetic exercise' to camouflage Pakistan's illegal occupation of the region. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) also added that these actions can't hide the grave human rights violations to the people residing in Pakistan occupied territories.
India on Thursday said that Pakistan has no legal basis to convert Gilgit-Baltistan region as its fifth province and the action will be "void ab initio". MEA spokesperson said, "Any action by Pakistan to alter the status of the militarily occupied so-called “Gilgit-Baltistan” has no legal basis whatsoever and is totally void ab-initio."
Turkey has once again taken an anti-India stand on Kashmir and the Turkish media has begun the use of new terminology for Jammu and Kashmir from August 5. It has started using the term “Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)"--a term that was propped up by Pakistan. On August 4, just a day before the first anniversary of the abrogation of articles 370 and 35-A, Pakistan asked its people to start using the term.
India has said that "conflict actors" are trying to exploit the current uncertainty created due to COVID-19 pandemic to indulge misinformation and terrorist attacks. India said, "Some conflict actors are exploiting the current climate of uncertainty to press their agendas..." The statement said, "the pandemic is still raging, and its implications, though hard to foretell in exact terms, is certain to be profound and multidimensional".
India has slammed Pakistan asserting that the footprint of every major act of international terrorism passes through this country where terrorists are trained in safe havens to take innocent lives. The comments came after Pakistan raised the matters of Jammu and Kashmir and Citizenship Act in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said on Tuesday that India is not shying away from talks with Pakistan. He said that for India to initiate dialogue with Pakistan the latter country has to make efforts to combat terrorism. PM Modi made the statement during the bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Though Pakistan had made desperate attempts to garner the required support, the neighbour also failed to get the support of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries consisting of 57 member states. India`s diplomatic efforts appeared to have clearly paid off by persuading the international community on its ability to manage the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir as an `internal matter` of the country.