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Pak accuses Modi of misleading BRICS on terrorism

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Strongly reacting to Prime Minister Modi's remarks that is the "mothership of terrorism", Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today accused the Indian leader of "misleading" the BRICS countries over the issue. "Mr Modi is misleading his BRICS and BIMSTEC colleagues," Aziz said. He also alleged that the Indian leadership is "desperately trying to hide its brutalities" in Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Office (FO) said that Aziz reacted strongly to Modi's statement during his address at the BRICS summit in in which he called a "mothership" of world-wide. Aziz said joins all the members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa) and BIMSTEC in condemning and reaffirms its full commitment to fight the menace of without discrimination, "including against the Indian state-sponsored on Pakistani soil". Aziz said the UN Human Rights High Commissioner in Geneva and the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have called for sending a fact finding mission to Kashmir. He said The UN and OIC have "rejected Indian attempts to equate Kashmiris' movement for self-determination with " He said the UN has repeatedly emphasised that people fighting for their self-determination cannot be categorised as terrorists by the occupying state. Accusing of "terror financing", Aziz said "has no moral ground to even talk about counter-efforts let alone do the finger pointing.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 22:42 IST