Pakistan to move UN against PM Modi's statement on 1971 Bangladesh war
Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to move United Nationas (UN) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement in Bangladesh on 1971 war.
Pakistan daily Dawn quoted Sartaj Aziz, prime minister's adviser on national security and foreign affairs, as saying, “We will move the UN.”
“Dialogue with India would be of no use if it does not cover Kashmir and water issues,” he added.
On his Bangladesh tour earlier this month, Modi had recalled that 90,000 Pakistani prisoners of war were in India's captivity during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and said, "If we had a diabolic mindset, we don't know then what decision we would have taken."
Modi had said that he was proud that Indian troops sacrificed themselves for liberation of Bangladesh.
"At a time during the liberation war when the ‘Mukti Jodhas' of Bangladesh were shedding blood, Indian citizens too were fighting side by side with them and in a way helped realised the dream of Bangladesh," he had said.
Following Modi's statement, Islamabad has been urging the international community to take notice of India's admission to interfering in former East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh in 1971.
Aziz also ruled out talks with India saying, "Dialogue with India would be of no use if it does not cover Kashmir and water issues.”
Earlier, Aziz had said that the government has already taken "strong notice" of Prime Minister Modi's statement "acknowledging" India's "intervention" in events of 1971.
"Pakistan will take all possible steps to expose India's role in the breakup of East Pakistan in 1971 and its threat to destabilise Pakistan through terrorism," he alleged.
Aziz also urged the international community and the UN to take notice of the India's "open admission" of indulging in subversive activities to destabilise Pakistan.
Aziz said Modi's statement vindicates Pakistan's stand over India's present and past policies to destabilise it. He said it is regrettable that Modi chose Bangladesh for the statement which was aimed at fanning hatred against Pakistan in Bangladesh.