Pak accuses India of turning down its ‘message for peace’

By: |
New Delhi | Published: December 10, 2017 1:03:38 AM

India maintains that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control (LoC).

pakistan accuses India, pak says India turn down peace message, pak says India refused to stop ceasefire violations, Pakistan ceasefire violations, Simla Agreement ceasefire violation, line of control kashmir, 2003 ceasefire agreementPakistan today accused India of turning down its ?message for peace? by refusing to stop ceasefire violations. (Reuters)

Pakistan today accused India of turning down its “message for peace” by refusing to stop ceasefire violations. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal claimed that Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in a letter to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj had urged for calm and respect for the 2003 ceasefire agreement. “India has responded to the letter and instead of accepting our message for peace once again repeated old allegation of cross border incursions and refused to stop violations,” the spokesperson said. Faisal also said that India was not ready for independent verification of its allegations or accept Pakistan’s proposal to give proper access to the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

India maintains that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control (LoC). Faisal alleged that India was using cross border attacks to divert attention from the issue of Kashmir.

Follow financialexpress.com for all news and analysis on the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Check Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule, Lok Sabha Constituency Details and updates on campaigning by Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition
FinancialExpress_1x1_Imp_Desktop