Nawaz Sharif refused to condemn Uri attack despite US, UK prodding

Sharif instead countered the two leaders over their silence regarding the unrest in the Kashmir Valley since July 9, which has claimed the lives of nearly 90 persons.

By: IANS | Islamabad | Updated: October 6, 2016 1:46 pm
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When the US and the UK asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to condemn the attack on the Indian Army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, he flatly refused to denounce the assault.

According to the News International, both the world powers asked Sharif to condemn the attack, which left 19 Indian soldiers dead, during the premier’s meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Prime Minister Theresa May at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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According to sources, Sharif instead countered the two leaders over their silence regarding the unrest in the Kashmir Valley since July 9, which has claimed the lives of nearly 90 persons.

The sources said Sharif maintained that Islamabad could not condemn the attack, which India has blamed on Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group, and the death of the security personnel when “India had no regret over its atrocities and brutalities” in the valley.

Sharif said that the world, including London and Washington, had turned a blind eye to the killing of Kashmiris in clashes with the security forces after the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani in July.

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Pakistan categorically rejected the Indian allegations of Islamabad’s involvement in the Uri attack.

However, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan offered full cooperation to probe the incident as it believed the attack was either an “Indian false flag operation” carried out to malign Pakistan and divert the world attention from Kashmir issue or it was a “retaliatory attack by the oppressed Kashmiris who are facing the worst form of brutalities from the Indian state terrorism”.

“With such a clear stance on Kashmir, expecting from the Pakistani premier to condemn the Uri attack and killing of Indian soldiers is really unfair and irrational,” another source said.

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    khan
    Oct 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm
    Indian military has become very advanced especially in medicines as well....the way they wedded military tactics with modern medical procedures is awesome......and the example is the latest 'surgical strikes'......lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;These were not surgical strikes, rather they were Laparoscopic ones, which are done through very small s, and doesn't cause a pain.........lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;............."Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or key surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body...........source Wikipedia encyclopedia.....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Great to know, They performed and we were not hurt, and their public is celebrating..... they have a larger potion, but a large number of s as well.......
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      Padhmanabha Swamy
      Oct 2, 2016 at 11:45 am
      stan is a failed state. It has failed its people and is a threat to its neighbors, particularly India. For the first time in free India's history I see a policy that is both sensible and courageous. Any terrorist attack on India should immediately trigger a targeted (surgical) strike on the support system in stan. No one wants a war. Neither India nor stan can afford one. But stan needs to be held accountable for its actions. This will also get much more media coverage in the West and put additional pressure on stan to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the issues and get on with trade and cultural exchanges between the people of the two countries.
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        SubbuI
        Oct 2, 2016 at 2:19 pm
        IF SHARTIF SAYS THAT THE URI ATTACKERS ARE DIDGRINTED KASHMIRIS THEN WHO TRAINED THEM, MUST BE STHAN ARMY ON POK ONLY,lt;br/gt;ALSO WE MUST GIVE THE IDENY OF ALL 4 TERRORIST TO STHAN AND PROVE OUR POINTlt;br/gt;HAVEINDIA DISPOSED ALL BODY WITH OUT POSTMARTOM AND OTHER DNA TESTS IS A QUESTION TO PONDER IF IT IS SOlt;br/gt;EAM MUST COME WITH PROPER REPLY TO STHAN PM
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          Abbiya
          Oct 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm
          Kindly request to indian citizens please stop buying Chinese goods.we will also teaching China for support terrorism.
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            Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
            Oct 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm
            Greatest joke of the year 2016. Ha ha Ha Ha. Khan Saheb, Apne khamal kardiya.
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              DD
              Oct 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm
              stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces. Insha Allah..lt;br/gt;Allah ki yahi marzi hai.lt;br/gt;Ameen
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                DD
                Oct 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm
                Ameen. Summa Ameen.. Kafiro ka desh stan Mitti ke ukde ho jaayege. Ye wo desk hai jisne allah ke naam par uske bando ko maara hai. Allah ka kehar padega unpar. Jaldi. Ameen.
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                  DD
                  Oct 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm
                  stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces. Insha Allah.. Allah ki yahi marzi hai. Ameen
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                    DD
                    Oct 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm
                    stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces. Insha Allah.. Allah ki yahi marzi hai. Ameen
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                      Rajkumar N
                      Oct 3, 2016 at 7:51 am
                      All your logic and education is pure waste when you don't have positive objectives why you wanted us suffer like your wife and kids do�
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                        Rajkumar N
                        Oct 3, 2016 at 5:45 am
                        Why do you think Pak army not doing the coup? Do you naively believe they became saints no because its not worth international sanctions making it worse so they make a puppet out of every democratically elected reps. Its the win win situation for them except stanis and to the world.
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                          Rajkumar N
                          Oct 3, 2016 at 5:37 am
                          You're no better than stanis always waiting and lung for negative things. What solution you will achieve by dividing stan other than revenge. First you get out of sharia and jihadi mindset. Keeping snakes in our backyard also dangerous.
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                            Rajkumar N
                            Oct 3, 2016 at 5:38 am
                            You're no better than stanis always waiting and lung for negative things. What solution you will achieve by dividing stan other than revenge. First you get out of sharia and jihadi mindset. Keeping snakes in our backyard also dangerous.
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                              Ramesh Nittoor
                              Oct 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm
                              Padmanabha, may be you are right, but you can read the tea leaves positively as well. Think democracy in stan has emerged strong, and is in the process of politically managing its security infrastructure per civil law, as does India. Last government completed its 5 year term, and the new only though challenged by former cricketer, is likely to remain. Earlier terror attacks used to be coordinated with pro-india peace bid, this time it happened when Pak govt was in a compeive diplomacy on Kashmir. This gave India a legal opening for surgical attacks. Now it is more likely that Pak govt will be able to call off LIW and secure civil-political grip to make their security structure 100 percent legal. Never call off stan, they know their cricket, see how they pla against England and West Indies!
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                                Ramesh Nittoor
                                Oct 2, 2016 at 11:27 am
                                This is a self-defeating news policy stance on both India and stan. It has a subtle colonized bias to subservient a Western perspective. Western leaders can elicit views of PM of stan, but quite undignified to tell stan what to do. Next they could do the same thing to India as well. It got to be realized that there can be no free, fair and authentic bilateral dialogue process, if such third nation pressuring is encouraged and perceived as a win for India.
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                                  Vihari Naidu
                                  Oct 2, 2016 at 11:40 am
                                  China won't let UN impose sanctions on Terrorists and their organizations....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan won't condemn terrorist attacks....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Both countries meant to be called State Sponsors of Terrorism....
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                                    Pervaiz qureshi
                                    Oct 2, 2016 at 7:58 pm
                                    India will divided in 20 peices inshaallah
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                                      Sanjay
                                      Oct 2, 2016 at 11:40 am
                                      If stan is not listening to US/UK then all the aid that they have provided to stan in past has gone in drain.
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                                        k
                                        Oct 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm
                                        if Sherif does that the Pak Army will overthrow him - srinivasan
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                                          Prateik
                                          Oct 2, 2016 at 1:33 pm
                                          But end of the day ..Pakhtoons have only brawn and no brains.
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                                            Prateik
                                            Oct 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm
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