At least 40 people have died in violence that erupted in Kashmir after killing of terrorist Burhan Wani.
New Delhi today issued a strong statement condemning Islamabad's attempts to glorify violence in Kashmir that included observing a 'Black Day' and declaring Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani a martyr.Here's the full text:
In response to a query on observance of "Kashmir's Accession to Pakistan Day" (July 19) & 'Black Day' (July 20) in Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) the Official Spokesperson said:
"We have seen reports about rallies, events and statements related to Jammu & Kashmir in Pakistan and POK over the last two days. We have also noted that the events were led by UN-designated terrorists, who had in the past protested the elimination of dreaded terrorists including Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour in Pakistan.
India strongly condemns the encouragement and support which such terrorists and their activities receive from Pakistan's state.
We once again ask Pakistan to stop inciting and supporting violence and terrorism in any part of our country and refrain from its deplorable meddling in our internal affairs in any manner.
The observance of "Kashmir's Accession to Pakistan Day" exposes Pakistan's longing for the territory of Jammu & Kashmir. India demands that Pakistan must fulfil the obligation to vacate its illegal occupation of POK.
It must also stop misleading the international community and Kashmiris through meaningless exercises such as the so-called elections today in POK which Pakistan ironically calls 'Azad' (free).
In view of the threats of marches and protests at the High Commission of India in Islamabad, we ask the Government of Pakistan to ensure full safety and security of the High Commission, all its officials and their families in Pakistan."