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Sharif's statement on Wani depicts Pakistan's implication with terrorism: MEA

Updated: Oct 06, 2016 20:28 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 6 (ANI): Commenting on Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's comments describing Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed on July 8, Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that the former acts depicts Pakistan's implication with terrorism.

"In a way Pakistan has once again self implicated itself. Burhan Wani how is a known terrorist and a self-confessed commander. If one will consider the commander of an international brand name Hizbul Mujahideen as a youth hero then they are obviously implicating itself," said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Swarup said that Indian government has already shared their view on his remark through External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech in the United Nations General Assembly.

He further said that the world is not behind the baseless propaganda being created by Pakistan as they have understood the truth already.

Yesterday, Sharif accused India of stalling the dialogue process and urged world powers to ensure that UN resolutions on Kashmir are implemented.

Addressing a joint session of Parliament on 'Kashmir issue' in Islamabad, Sharif said, "The death of Burhan Wani, son of the Kashmiri soil, had reminded India to give Kashmiris their right to self-determination."

He also accused India of running away from dialogue and instead creating a war-like environment by blaming Pakistan for the Uri terror attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed last month.

Sharif accused India of having some "motives" in blaming Pakistan for the Uri attack when it was "not even established" that who was involved in it.

The Pakistan Prime Minister also expressed support for Kashmiris and said the issue should be resolved according to the wishes of people of Kashmir and the UN resolutions.

Raking up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly last month, Sharif had called Wani a "young leader", evoking a strong reaction from India.

The Hizbul Mujahideen commander was killed in an encounter with the Indian security forces on July 8, sparking off protests in the valley. (ANI)

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