New Delhi | MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has hit out at Pakistan and called it out for making “highly irresponsible” statements.
“We strongly condemn the recent statements by Pakistani leadership on matters internal to India. These are very irresponsible statements,”said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
He said that Pakistan’s unwarranted statements on Jammu and Kashmir were nothing but “lies and deceit”.
“Imran Khan and his ministers have been consistently targeting India after the government decided to nullify Article 370 ending the special status for Jammu and Kashmir. The provocative statements from Pakistan include call for jihad and inciting violence in India,” MEA’s Raveesh Kumar said.
Speaking about multiple reports of infiltration through Kutchch border, he said that Pakistan should now start behaving like a normal neighbour.
“It is important for them (Pakistan) to now start behaving like a normal neighbour. What do normal neighbours do? You don’t push terrorists into a neighbouring country. You do normal talk, normal trade. This is not something which is happening from Pakistan,” Kumar said.
Multiple reports said that a group of armed men believed to be Pakistani armed men had reportedly entered Kutch area.
“As per intelligence inputs received, Pakistan-trained commandos have entered Gulf of Kutch/ Kutch through the Harami Nala creek area. They are believed to be trained with underwater attacks (sic), it is therefore directed to take utmost measures of security and prevent any untoward situation in the Gujarat state,” an alert renamed Deendayal Port, said on Wednesday.
The entire region has been put on high alert after the threat was reported by two of the six major ports in Gujarat.
On Pakistan’s letter to the United Nations alleging human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, the external affairs ministry said “the letter is not even worth the paper on which it was written. Don’t want to give credence to it by reacting”.
Pakistan today test-fired a ballistic missile amid rising tensions between the two countries after India revoked Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.