To De-Militarise Kashmir is not the answer but to De-Terrorise Pakistan is

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015,12:12 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

United Nations |India alleged Pakistan as a prime sponsor of terrorism and that Pakistan should no longer continue blaming India. India in response said Islamabad, asserting de-militarising Kashmir is not the answer for achieving peace but deterrorising Pakistan is, as it uses terror as a legitimate instrument of its statecraft. India also urged Pakistan for early vacation of Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK).

This came in response to shortly after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised Kashmir issue while he addressed to the UN General Assembly(UNGA), terming its non-resolution as a failure of the world body, and proposed a four point peace initiative with India which includes demilitarisation of Kashmir. Pakistan is the primary victim of terrorism, Sharif said. In truth, Pakistanis actually a victim of its own policies of breeding and sponsoring terrorists. The heart of the matter is a state that regards the use of terrorism as a legitimate instrument of statecraft.
The world watches with concern as its consequences have spread beyond its immediate neighbourhood.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup in his response through a series of tweet said, To de-militarise Kashmir is not the answer, to de-terrorise Pakistan is. Pakistan is not primary victim of terrorism but of its own policies. It is in fact the prime sponsor of terrorism.
Swarup further tweeted that Pakistan’s instability arises from its breeding of terrorists. Blaming neighbours is not a solution. Reacting to Sharif’s remarks that Palestinians and Kashmiris are oppressed by foreign occupation, Swarup said the Pakistan Prime Minister gets foreign occupation right, occupier wrong. We urge early vacation of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Sharif had equated Kashmir with Palestine while talking about suffering of Muslims across the world.
Abhishek Singh also hit out at Pakistan on this issue, asserting that the occupier in question is Pakistan.
He also asserted that on each occasion, it is India that has extended the hand of friendship. India remains open even today to engage Pakistan on outstanding issues in an atmosphere free of terrorism and violence, he added.

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