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Pakistan backlashes over PM Modi's ''mothership of terrorism' remark

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has alleged that has no moral ground to talk about counter-efforts and pointing fingers.

In a statement released by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aziz said that "Modi is misleading his BRICS and BIMSTEC colleagues", after Indian Prime Minister Modi on Sunday said that is the 'mothership of terrorism'.

Aziz alleged that the Indian leadership was desperately trying to hide what he termed as "brutalities" in Kashmir.

"The UN and OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) have rejected Indian attempts to equate Kashmiris' movement for self-determination with terrorism," the adviser remarked, adding that the United Nations has repeatedly emphasised that people fighting for their self-determination cannot be categorised as terrorists by the occupying state.

Aziz further said that joins all the members of BRICS and BIMSTEC in condemning and reaffirms its full commitment to fight the menace of without discrimination.

He alleged that is a victim of "Indian interference and subversive activities", which are aimed at destabilising the country.

Prime Minister Modi, while addressing the BRICS Summit yesterday, launched a veiled attack at Pakistan saying, "Tragically, the mother-ship of terrorism is a country in India's neighbourhood."

"Terrorism has become its favourite child and the child in turn has come to define the essential character and nature of its parents. The time for condemning the state sponsored terrorism is long gone," he said.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 10:27 IST