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Pak submits dossier to UN alleging ‘Indian involvement in terrorism’

world Updated: Oct 02, 2015 09:22 IST
Sushma Swaraj

India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, October 1, 2015. (REUTERS Photo)

Pakistan said it has handed over dossiers to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon containing “evidence” of alleged Indian involvement in terrorism in the country and links of its security agencies with the Tehrik-e-Taliban in Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Exercising their Right of Reply in the UN General Assembly late on Thursday night in response to Sushma Swaraj’s address, a Pakistani representative said that it had provided Ki-moon evidence of “Indian involvement in terrorism and fermenting instability in Pakistan.”

“The dossiers include details of Indian interference and support for terrorism in Balochistan and Karachi as well as its security and intelligence agencies link with the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan especially in FATA,” the representative said in the Right of Reply from the floor of the General Assembly.

The representative accused India of using the “terrorism bogey” for not only stalling bilateral dialogue but also mitigating the overall atmosphere between the two countries.

“India’s insistence to limiting the talks to a one-point agenda proves that it is neither interested nor serious in engaging in a genuine dialogue,” he said.

The representative accused India of failing to bring to justice perpetrators of terrorism against civilians in the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings.

Dismissing Pakistan’s four-point formula for peace, Swaraj had said that India is ready to discuss all issues if her neighbour was willing to address “just one” point of terrorist activities coming from Pakistan, ideally via NSA-level talks.

Swaraj had also referred to the perpetrators of 26/11 attacks who continue to be free in Pakistan and pressed the UN to ensure that countries which provide finances, safe havens and arms to terrorists “pay a heavy price”.