Enough of your "trademark exports" of terrorism and infiltrators: India tells Pakistan
Hitting back at Pakistan for its repeated interference in Jammu and Kashmir, and its proposal to send supplies to the state, India today said that it has received “enough of Pakistan’s trademark exports – international terrorism, cross-border infiltrators, weapons, narcotics and fake currency.”
Responding to a query on a note verbale from Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received in the Indian High Commission, the MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, ''A communication was apparently delivered to our High Commission in Islamabad on August 12. I can only characterize its contents that propose sending supplies to the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir as absurd.”
“India and others in the region have already received enough of Pakistan’s trademark exports – international terrorism, cross-border infiltrators, weapons, narcotics and fake currency,” he said in a written statement.
“We completely and categorically reject this purported communication from the Pakistan Foreign Ministry,'' Swarup added.
The response came on the day of Pakistan dedicating its Independence Day to “Kashmir’s freedom”.
“I dedicate this year’s 14th August to the freedom of Kashmir,” Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in his message for the Independence Day, according to The Express Tribune.
“I dedicate it to the people of Kashmir who have bravely faced state oppression but kept the spirit of freedom alive. This Independence is also memorable due to the fact that nowadays the spirit of independence in Occupied Kashmir is at its peak,” Sharif said in a statement issued by the PM House.
Back in Delhi, where Pakistan High Commission was celebrating the Independence Day, the similar message was echoed.
Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, at an event marking Jashn e Azadi on Sunday, said, “Is saal ki Jashn e Azadi hum Kashmir ki Azadi ke naam karte hain (We dedicate this year’s Independence Day celebration to Kashmir’s freedom).”