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India slams Pakistan's charge of rejecting peace overtures

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday slammed Khan's charge that has rejected his peace overtures, saying Pakistani ministers continue to share public platforms with internationally recognised terrorists.

"Why do their ministers continue to share public platforms with internationally recognised terrorists," said in response to a question at a here.

Stating that there are several instances of this, Kumar said that on September 30, 2018, Pakistan's for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony shared a platform with Hafiz Saeed, of terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD).

"Then again in December 2018, Pakistan's Interior (Sheryar Afridi) met JuD representatives," he said.

He also asked why no action has been taken by against the perpetrators of the 2008 and 2016 Pathankot cross-border terror attacks.

"Why do they allow terrorists to use their soil? In 2018, the JuD opened centres in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir," the said.

"This shows that terrorists continue to receive support from "

had recently said in an interview to a Turkish news agency that has repeatedly rejected his peace overtures.

As for Khan's remarks about persecution of religious minorities in India, Kumar said: "Pakistan should be the last country to talk about plurality and an inclusive society."



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 19:04 IST