New Delhi, March 9: India on Saturday said that ‘Naya Pakistan’ should demonstrate ‘naya action’ against terrorist groups and cross border terrorism” to support its claims.
” If Pakistan claims to be a ‘Naya Pakistan’ with ‘nayi soch’ then it should demonstrate ‘naya action’ against terrorist groups and cross border terrorism in support of its claims”, stated MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar while addressing a press conference.
“We are seeing the same script that has been played out earlier after the terrorist attacks on our Parliament in December 2001, the Mumbai terrorist attack in November 2008 and the attack on Pathankot airbase in January 2016”.
“Pakistan claims to proscribe groups and individuals, but this is confined only on paper. Actually, terrorist groups and individuals continue their activities without hindrance.
“Pakistan has not shown any serious intent to address the legitimate concerns of India and the global community,” he said.
“We remain resolute in our determination to persuade the international community of the necessity of compelling Pakistan to move beyond mere words and to show credible, verifiable and sustained actions.
“We have, and we will continue to act with responsibility and maturity. Our armed forces continue to maintain strict vigil and will remain determined in the defence of the nation and its citizens,” Kumar added.
He expressed displeasure over Pakistan’s denial that Jaish-e-Mohammed’s own claim of taking ownership of Pulwama attack.
“It is regrettable that Pakistan still continues to deny Jaish-e-Mohammed’s own claim of taking ownership of Pulwama attack. Pakistan Foreign Minister said ‘they(JeM) have not claimed responsibility of the attack, there is some confusion’ Is Pakistan defending the JeM?, Kumar asked.
The Ministry spokesman further said that all members of the UNSC are aware about JeM training camps in Pakistan and about the chief of JeM Masood Azhar & his presence in Pakistan. We call upon all members of UNSC to list Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist under UN sanction committee.