Modis policies highlighted Kashmir on global forums, says Qureshi

Понедельник, 04 Мар, 2019

Hours after Abhinandan's release, fighting resumed on Saturday, with at least seven people, including five civilians and two soliders, killed on either side of the disputed Kashmir border.

The fresh anti-militancy drive was launched after a Kashmiri member of a Pakistan-based militant group killed 40 Indian paramilitary police in a suicide bombing on 14 February.

Tensions between Pakistan and Indian escalated rapidly following the February 14 suicide vehicle bombing as India started pointing a finger at Pakistan after the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant group which, Indian alleges, operates from Pakistan, purportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley previously said that New Delhi would not reveal details about the operation against an alleged militant camp in Pakistan amid reports that the air strike hit an empty hillside without hurting any militants.

Indian inmates beat the man to death in revenge for the February 14 terrorist attack on Indian forces in Kashmir, according to Pakistan's foreign ministry.

India's participation came despite strong demand by Pakistan to rescind the invitation to Swaraj to address the grouping which was turned down by the host UAE, resulting in Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi boycotting the plenary.

Prime Minister May welcomed her Pakistani counterpart's decision of releasing Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, which has been widely appreciated by the global community.

Indian aircraft crossed into Pakistan on Tuesday, carrying out what India called a pre-emptive strike against militants blamed for the bombing.

"We condemn this abject surrender of national interest, in the strongest possible terms and ask Modi and the Swaraj is this the big diplomatic success they have been touting", Tewari said.

On Twitter in Pakistan, #PakSymbolofPeace was trending, while in India the top trend was #PakistanJihad. Pakistan's World News Observer reported on Friday that Lockheed Martin - the F-16's manufacturer - was planning a lawsuit against the Indian government for falsely claiming to have shot down the Pakistani jet "for political gains".

Varthaman returned home from Pakistan on Friday, two days after he was taken into custody by Pakistan Army when his MiG 21 fell in PoK. India accusing Pakistan of harbouring the Jaish-e Mohammad group behind the attack, which Islamabad denied.

Thousands of people on both sides of Kashmir have fled to government-run temporary shelters or relatives' homes in safer areas to escape shelling along the frontier, which is marked by razor wire, watch towers and bunkers amid tangled bushes, forests and fields of rice and corn.

The dead included a 24-year-old woman and her two young children in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Pakistani government official Moazzam Zafar said some 200 families already have taken shelter in three large government buildings in the territory.