Indian spokesman reacts against Imran Khan’s statement


NEW DELHI: India on Monday strongly reacted to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweet in which he accused the Indian security forces of killing innocent Kashmiris. Reacting to his tweet, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said that the remarks made by Khan in his tweet are deeply regrettable.
“Instead of making comments on India‘s internal affairs, Pakistan leadership should look inwards and address its own issues,” Kumar said.
“Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris by the Indian security forces. It is time India realise it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UNSC resolutions & the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” Imran Khan had said in a tweet.
Khan’s remarks came a day after six civilians were killed after an explosive went off at an encounter site in Kulgam district of South Kashmir.
India also said that Pakistan would serve the interest of the people of the region by taking credible action against all kind of support to terrorism and terror infrastructure from all territories under its control rather than supporting and glorifying terrorists and terror activities against India and its other neighbours.
“Pakistan’s deceitful stand on dialogue, while supporting terror and violence, stands exposed to the whole world,” Ravish Kumar said. It is not the first time Khan has spoken about Kashmir. In September, New Delhi called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, citing killings of Indian security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the release of Pakistani postage stamps “glorifying a terrorist and terrorism.”