India has strongly condemned the licence granted by Pakistan to banned terrorist groups like the Jaish-e-Muhammad, Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Harkat-ul-Mujhaideen to hold a public meeting in Muzarrafabad on Wednesday.
“No effort was made by the authorities (in Pakistan) to curb the activities of these groups. We strongly condemn the licence that banned terrorist organisations continue to enjoy in territory under Pakistan’s control,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
To a question whether it was safe for Indians to travel to Pakistan, the MEA reiterated that it was unsafe for Indian nationals to “travel or be in Pakistan”.
On the roughing up of two Indian journalists in Lahore, the MEA described the incident as unfortunate. “We are awaiting full details from our High Commission in Islamabad which has brought this to the attention of the concerned Pakistani authorities.”