Pakistan files report to UN on India exciting terrorism, spokesperson tags it baseless

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Accusing India of exciting terrorist activities in Pakistan, the country gave the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a report on Tuesday on the same. This comes a day after India had provided a dossier to some U.N. Security Council members accusing the militants from Pakistan of attempting to launch an attack in the disputed Indian region of Kashmir. This reciprocating move comes exactly prior to India joining the 15-member council for a two-year term beginning Jan 1, 2021.

U.N. Ambassador of Pakistan, Munir Akram has accused India of violating the international law, the U.N. Charter and Security Council resolutions by sponsoring terrorism. He announced that Pakistan calls on Guterres and the international community “to take note of Indian terrorism and subversion against Pakistan and to prevail on India to desist from these illegal and aggressive activities.” Subsequently, a spokesperson for India’s mission to the United Nations in New York has denied the allegations.

“Pakistan can cry hoarse from the rooftops. But they cannot change the fact that they are the epicentre of terrorism, their lies have no takers” the spokesperson said.

The disputed Himalayan territory of Jammu and Kashmir has long been a point of tussle between armed neighbours India and Pakistan, with both claiming the entire control of Kashmir. Peacekeepers from the U.N. have been deployed there since 1949 to observe a ceasefire between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.

India, on Monday, said that four militants belonging to the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad, made their way into Indian region of Kashmir via a tunnel last week and had opened fire when their truck had stopped for a routine inspection.

Pakistan has denied those allegations of any involvement in the alleged attack and clarified that they were being aimed at to divert attention from India’s repression of the people of Kashmir. The U.N. Security Council has blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed in May last year, after China withdrew its objection to the move, thus ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse.

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