1. Jawans’ mutilation: Sartaz Aziz says ‘the world won’t accept India’s claim’

Jawans’ mutilation: Sartaz Aziz says ‘the world won’t accept India’s claim’

Sartaz Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on foreign affairs, denied Pakistan army's role in the incident.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 2, 2017 5:40 PM
The case of Jammu and Kashmir is not a case of cross-border terrorism, he says. (Reuters)

A day after bodies of two Indian soldiers were mutilated by Pakistan armymen, the neighbouring country today denied its role in the ghastly act. As per a CNN-News 18 report, the country also denied any ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC). “Unnecessary media hype has been created on allegations of beheading”, the Pakistan army said today, while suggesting that India should not take step to disrupt peace.

Sartaz Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on foreign affairs, also denying Pakistan army’s role in the incident and said that the case of Jammu and Kashmir is not a case of cross-border terrorism. “The world won’t accept India’s claim”, he added.

“India’s contention that the Kashmir issue is, primarily, an issue of cross-border terrorism, is a claim that no one in the world is prepared to accept today,” Aziz said in a statement.

Welcoming, Turkish President suggestion of multilateral dialogue, he added that the recent suggestion by him to strengthen the dialogue process to resove the issue of Kashmir must be welcomed, the PTI quoted him as saying he said further. As per the agency report, Sartaz Aziz also alleged that India has broken its own brutality record in Kashmir by killing unarmed protestors indiscriminately

Earlier today, Director General of Military Operations, Lieutenant General AK Bhatt spoke to his Pakistani counterpart on the hotline. During the discussions, he expressed concern over the mutilation of two Indian soldiers at Krishna Ghati and the manner in which the patrol party was targeted, ANI report said.

“The DGMO of the Indian army conveyed that such a dastardly and inhuman act is beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response,” the army said in a statement.

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As per ANI report, Lieutenant General AK Bhatt had also expressed India’s concern over presence of Border Action Team (BAT) training camps near LoC in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.

Yesterday, Pakistani BAT had crossed over to the Indian territory and ambushed an Indian patrol party. Two soldiers were killed in the incident and their bodies mutilated by the Pakistani troops. Army chief Bipin Rawat had rushed to Srinagar after the attack. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, while condemning the incident had said that jawans’ sacrifice won’t go in vain.

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