Pakistan Should Tackle Internal Issues: Government

Published: 25th October 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2014 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: After Home Minister Rajnath Singh disapproved of Pakistan’s move to approach the UN seeking its intervention on the border firing and Kashmir issues, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) also reacted to the Pakistan National Assembly resolution on the border firing and continued support for Kashmir cause — though in a somewhat guarded manner.

“Resolutions passed by Parliament are what one can say to be an internalisation process... Therefore, why should we have any problem with any internalisation process in any country? This is for that country to take a view on,” said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.

But, he noted that India will take a stronger position if Pakistan continued to campaign heavily in the international fora on the issue.

“As regards any issue of international nature, we have given our view that we do not see any option of any third party to be involved in this. Therefore, as far as internationalisation is concerned, we are against it. As far as internalisation is concerned, that is for Pakistan to sort itself out,” the spokesperson said.

On Thursday, the Pakistan Parliament had again urged the international community and UN to “play their due role” in settling the Kashmir dispute, as it remained the “main bone of contention in Pakistan-India relations and a constant source of tension”.

Meanwhile, India also gave a more nonchalant response on the ‘million march’ on Sunday in London demanding Kashmir’s ‘independence’.

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