Reacting sharply to Pakistan government’s view on the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, government on Monday said it only reflects neighbouring country’s attachment to terrorism and its usage as an instrument of State policy.”
India also asked Pakistan to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbours.
“We have seen statements from Pakistan on the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. They reflect Pakistan’s continued attachment to terrorism and its usage as an instrument of State policy.
“Pakistan is advised to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbours,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
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Earlier, even as Kashmir continues to boil, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Shrif had expressed deep shock at the killing of Burhan Wani by the Indian security forces.
Sharif, who recently returned from London after an open-heart surgery, came out with a late night statement condemning the action of Indian security forces in Kashmir.
“The Prime Minister of Pakistan has expressed his deep shock at the killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and many other civilians by the Indian military and paramilitary forces,” Sharif’s office said in the statement.
Sharif said it was “deplorable that excessive and unlawful force was used against the civilians” who were protesting against the killing of Wani.
“Oppressive measures such as these cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions,” he said.