India snubs UN for saying didn’t ‘observe’ LoC firing

Akbaruddin said the “facts on the ground do not change whether somebody acknowledges or not. Facts are facts, we presented the facts and that’s where we stand.”

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2016 11:14 am
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IN A sharp response, India on Saturday dismissed claims by the United Nations that the UN mission monitoring the ceasefire “has not directly observed” any firing along the Line of Control (LoC).

Responding to a question on the “surgical strikes” conducted by India targeting terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a daily press briefing that the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) had not “directly observed” any firing.

“They are obviously aware of the reports of these presumed violations and are talking to the relevant concerned authorities,” he said.

Dismissing these remarks, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said the facts on the ground do not change whether somebody has “observed” it or not.

“I have nothing to say because what (Dujarric) said was ‘directly observed’. It’s a call that they have to take. I cannot place myself in their boots and directly observe something,” said the Indian envoy, when asked to comment on Dujarric’s remarks.

Akbaruddin said the “facts on the ground do not change whether somebody acknowledges or not. Facts are facts, we presented the facts and that’s where we stand.”

India on Thursday carried out “surgical strikes” on seven terror launch pads along the LoC, with the Army inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.

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    Ikok
    Oct 2, 2016 at 7:10 am
    India should learn to behave.. UN and the world are not supporting your terrorist activities in Kashmir and all other miorities..
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      Abu
      Oct 2, 2016 at 8:21 am
      These denials will force India to act one day! And alone!
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        Anti
        Oct 2, 2016 at 4:51 am
        Abi tu sharam khao. Don't make ur ppl fool Indian army lied now they are getting expose . now they are saying un mission also laying . lol
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          Anti
          Oct 2, 2016 at 4:56 am
          Hahhaaa that's what is truth. This moodi will destroy growing India let me tell u. Making u ppl fool
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            cherans
            Oct 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm
            Surgical strikes are not shown live for somebody seeing directly. Well reply by India
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