Published On : Wed, Nov 28th, 2018

India slams Imran for ‘unwarranted reference to J&K’

Calling Jammu and Kashmir an integral and inalienable part of India, the Modi government hit back at Prime Minister Imran Khan after he said that Pakistan is ready to solve Kashmir issue at the groundbreaking ceremony of Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib corridor in Kartarpur.

“Deeply regrettable that the Pakistan PM chose to politicise the pious occasion meant to realise the long pending demand of Sikh community to develop Kartarpur Corridor by making unwarranted reference to J&K which is integral and inalienable part of India,” the ministry of external affairs said in a statement.

“Pakistan is reminded that it must fulfill its international obligations and take effective and credible action to stop providing shelter and all kind of support to cross border terrorism from territories under its control,” it added.

Khan on Wednesday said Pakistan wants a “strong” and “civilised” relationship with India and the two countries can resolve all issues, including Kashmir, with determination as he laid the foundation stone for a historic corridor linking two revered gurdwaras on both sides of the border.