You are here: Home » News-IANS » Kashmir
Business Standard

Glorification of terrorists unacceptable: Sushma Swaraj

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The glorification of terrorists is unacceptable and Pakistan must immediately stop supporting cross-border terrorism and infiltration, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

She also asked the neighbouring country to desist from making any further attempts to interfere in India's internal affairs.

In a written reply to a starred question, Swaraj said the Indian government has reached out to other countries to counter the Pakistani propaganda.

She said that in the wake of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's death in an encounter on July 8, senior functionaries of the Pakistan government briefed in Islamabad envoys of several prominent countries, including China, France, Russia, Britain and the US, apart from international organisations such as European Union, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN).

Pakistan also apparently addressed letters to the UN Secretary General, President of UN Security Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary General of OIC, urging the international community to address the alleged human rights violations by Indian authorities during protests in Jammu and since July 9.

"The government has completely and unequivocally rejected in entirety all such actions and statements by Pakistan regarding Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral and inalienable part of India," Swaraj said.

"The government has reached out to other countries to counter the Pakistani propaganda by stressing the aforementioned aspects. It has also been emphasised to our international interlocutors that Indian security forces exercised extraordinary restraint, as evident in injuries to over 3,780 security personnel in mob attacks during violent protests in Jammu and Kashmir," she added.

She said the Indian government has also "put across forcefully" that the people of Jammu and are Indian citizens, and the government "is fully conscious of its responsibilities towards them".



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, August 11 2016. 22:30 IST