ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan categorically rejected the Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ denial of the irrefutable evidence provided by Pakistan on Indian state sponsorship of terrorism.
“Fully exposed, India has typically resorted to sophistry, obfuscation, and re-fabrication. Bland denials and regurgitation of old litany of charges; however, will not change facts,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Monday.
The statement said that the dossier presented by Pakistan extensively documents India’s active planning, promoting, aiding, abetting, financing, and execution of terrorist activities against Pakistan.
Since 2001, Pakistan has faced more than 19,000 terrorist attacks on its soil and suffered 83,000 causalities. The direct economic losses have been upward of US$ 126 billion. As a result of India’s sponsorship of terrorism, from across our borders, Pakistan continues to suffer immensely.
Meanwhile, India has mischievously masqueraded as a ‘victim’ of terrorism and sought to mislead the international community by hypocritically leveling terrorism-related allegations against Pakistan.
The statement said that India has also conducted false flag operations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) and inside India to malign Pakistan. That façade has now been removed and the world can see the real face of India – one blackened by its decades-long state-terrorism in IIOJK and state-sponsored terrorism and destabilization efforts in Pakistan.
The most familiar and undeniable face of India’s state-sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan is Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav — caught red-handed in March 2016. His complicity in subversion, sabotage, and terrorism in Pakistan is part of the incontrovertible evidence against India.
The statement said that the world is also familiar with “saffron terror” orchestrated and unleashed by the RSS-BJP zealots against Muslims in India and against Pakistan. Masterminds of Mecca Masjid, Ajmer Dargah, and Samjhota Express terrorist cases like Swami Aseemanand, have been granted full state protection and acquitted in complete travesty of justice after having confessed to India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Furthermore, the statement said that open threats to Pakistan by Indian civilian and military leaders, India’s sinister design to subvert the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and public statements by noted Indian politicians and senior security officials on ‘teaching Pakistan’ a lesson through the use of terrorism constitute further incriminating evidence.
The presence of ISIL and AQIS in India as highlighted in recent UN reports indicate that India is emerging as a hotbed of UN-designated international terrorist organizations and posing a great risk to the region.
Recent revelations by FINCEN files illustrate how India uses its financial system for money laundering and other illegal activities such as terrorism financing — brazenly and with impunity.
The statement said that the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy by India makes it culpable under international law, the UN sanctions regime, and international counter-terrorism conventions. It is the collective responsibility of the world community to hold India to account and take practical steps to proceed against the Indian nationals involved in the patronage of terrorist entities.
“We also expect the UN counter-terrorism bodies to proceed on the basis of concrete evidence provided by Pakistan and urge India to renounce the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy,” the statement said.
“The UN must also play its part in the dismantling of the Indian terrorist infrastructure, details of which have been provided in the dossier,” it added.