UN anti-terror bodies should proceed against India on basis of evidence: Pakistan

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Pakistan has called on the UN counter-terror bodies to proceed against India on the basis of irrefutable evidence it has provided against New Delhi’s state sponsored terrorism in Pakistan. 

“Pakistan categorically rejects the groundless allegations levelled by the Prime Minister of India against Pakistan,” said a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed Pakistan, without providing evidence, of backing suspected militants who threw grenades in Pulwama district on Thursday, injuring 12 civilians. 

Islamabad rubbished the allegations, stating that they were “desperate attempts to divert international attention from its state-terrorism in IIOJK and state-sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan”. 

The Foreign Office said that it was obvious India had accelerate its anti-Pakistan propaganda after its state sponsorship of terrorism had been exposed by Islamabad in a dossier

“The Dossier presented by Pakistan extensively documents India’s active planning, promoting, aiding, abetting, financing and execution of terrorist activities against Pakistan. Bland denials and regurgitation of old litany of charges by the Indian side will not change facts,” said the foreign office. 

Pakistan said India’s hollow allegations of cross-border terrorism were not warranted neither did they hold weight as its own history of conducting false flag operations in IIOJK and inside India to malign Pakistan is too well-known. 

“Use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy by India makes it guilty under international law, UN sanctions regime, and international counter-terrorism Conventions,” said the Foreign Office. “It is the collective responsibility of the world community to hold India to account and take practical steps to proceed against the Indian nationals involved in patronage of terrorist entities.”

In conclusion, Pakistan called on UN anti-terror bodies to proceed against India on the basis of evidence provided by it. It called on the global bodies against terrorism to urge India to “renounce use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy, dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism it has established to inflict terrorism on Pakistan, and stop the use of other countries’ soil for its terrorist activities directed against Pakistan”. 

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