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India rejects Pak resolution

India on Tuesday rejected the resolutions passed by both Houses of Pakistan Parliament on Jammu & Kashmir, saying Islamabad has no locus standi on the issue, which is an internal affair of India.

delhi Updated: Sep 21, 2010 23:32 IST
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India on Tuesday rejected the resolutions passed by both Houses of Pakistan Parliament on Jammu & Kashmir, saying Islamabad has no locus standi on the issue, which is an internal affair of India.

Though India has reminded Pakistan that it should address issues of human rights violation in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, New Delhi also said it desires good relations with Islamabad.

“We have seen reports of resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir that have been passed in the National assembly and the Senate of Pakistan. We reject these resolutions. They have no locus standi on what is purely an internal affair of India”, Vishnu Prakash, spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs said.

He said Pakistan should tackle the issues of “constitutional safeguards, democracy, extremism, terrorism and human rights violations in the part of J&K under its illegal occupation.”

“In the spirit of true rationality, India desires good neighbourly relations with Pakistan. We are committed to resolving all outstanding issues through dialogue. Crucially, Pakistan must fulfill its stated commitment of not allowing territory under its control to be used for terrorism directed against India in any manner, ”he said.

Earlier, throwing its weight behind the protests in J&K , both houses of Pakistan Parliament have unanimously adopted resolutions condemning the “violence” against the people.

They also demanded that Indian authorities should end a media “blackout”, lift curfew, and release arrested Kashmiri leaders and youngsters.