India again: Pak has no ‘locus standi’ on Kashmir

India again: Pak has no ‘locus standi’ on Kashmir

New Delhi: Strongly rebuffing Pakistan on Kashmir, India Thursday said it has no “locus standi” in the matter and its attempt to internationalise the issue will not “whitewash cross-border terrorism supported by it.”
It also asserted that the recent arrest of LeT militant Bahadur Ali is yet another proof of Pakistan’s continued involvement in “cross-border actions and infiltration into India, despite several assurances that it will not allow its territory to be used for terrorism against any other country.”
“Pakistan has no locus standi in addressing any aspect of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is an internal matter of India, except to put an end to all cross-border terrorism, infiltration and support and instigation to terrorism and violence against India.
“We are in touch with important interlocutors bilaterally as well as multilaterally to put across the correct picture.
“Let me also say it does not matter how many letters are written, it will still not whitewash cross-border terrorism,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
He was responding to a question on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif writing to the UN Secretary General and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, urging for efforts to end the “persistent and egregious violation of the basic human rights” of the Kashmiri people and also to implement UN Security Council resolutions.

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