New Delhi, Jan 16 (): Seeking international action against Pakistan indulging in terror activities, India has raised Pakistan’s long-lasting support to terror groups, at the United Nations, terming that Pakistani terror groups Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa are the major security threats to South East Asian countries.
Accusing India of war-mongering, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, while speaking to the Asia Society in New York expressed deep concern over India’s top political and military leadership and said that Pakistan observed three incidents at the LoC and noticed war-mongering that has put the past sixty years vigorously back to memory.
One more ceasefire violation in Poonch was reported a short while after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned Pakistan on Tuesday evening saying that it ‘cannot be business as usual’ after Pakistan’s last week’s arrogant behaviour of beheading Indian soldiers at the Line of Control which cannot be tolerated any more.
In the wake of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement saying that there will be no more regular business with Pakistan, Khar admitted that the dialogue process should not be interrupted and also added that when she recently visited India she spoke not like a Pakistani diplomat but like an Indian bureaucrat.
While addressing the 65th Army Day celebrations Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanded people responsible for the killing and defacing Indian soldiers to be brought to book without further delay. Reacting to Prime Minister’s statement, Pakistan offered to have an UN investigation into the firing in which two soldiers were dead.
Denying India’s allegations, Khar asserted that Pakistan has always favoured peace process with India and also conducted thorough investigation in which no evidence was found of any killing or beheading incident on the LoC.
Claiming that it is no more interested in escalating the tense situation along the LoC, Pakistan said that it is indeed preferred to have improved good relations with India.
Khar also claimed that the spokesperson of India’s Northern Army Command has said in an interview that Hemraj had not been beheaded.