With the death of 18 soldiers in a terror attack carried out in north Kashmir’s Uri district, India trained its guns against Pakistan. In a strong rebuttal at the United Nations General Assembly session, India called Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism, hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raked up Kashmir issue during his speech at the event.
Supporting India’s stance on this, Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday said, “Pakistan is being globally condemned, its being looked as a “terror state.” In the winter session of the Parliament, there should be a resolution passed which states unambiguously that Pakistan is a terror state.”
On Wednesday Chandrasekhar also advised the government to review its relationship with Islamabad. “We are witnessing a global condemnation of Pakistan and all the nations of the world look at Pakistan with the view of a terror state.”
While addressing at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Sharif said, “Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian forces, has emerged as the symbol of the latest Kashmiri Intifada, a popular and peaceful freedom movement, led by Kashmiris.” Sharif refrained from talking about the recent Uri attack and instead said that Pakistan and India should address their outstanding issues including Kashmir through “dialogue.”
In the wee hours of Sunday, four militants attacked the rear office of 12th brigade headquarters at Uri, located close to the Line of Control (LoC). Preliminary reports suggest that the attack was carried out by Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad. Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, sternly warned of an action against those who were responsible for the attack.