In an apparent response to the observance of Black Day on Wednesday to highlight Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, New Delhi has asked Islamabad to "stop inciting and supporting violence and terrorism in any part" of its country.
“We have seen reports about rallies, events and statements related to Jammu & Kashmir in Pakistan and Pakistani Kashmir over the last two days,” spokesperson for Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup, said in response to a query on observance of Black Day in the disputed valley.
Violence in the Indian-controlled Kashmir was triggered by the killing of popular Kashmiri youth leader Burhan Wani. At least 45 people have since been killed in clashes between demonstrators and Indian forces.
Black Day observed in twin cities
And here's the text of our response pic.twitter.com/fgbOquJUX2— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) July 21, 2016
In a statement, the Indian MEA strongly condemned “encouragement and support which such terrorists and their activities receive from Pakistan”.
The ministry warned Pakistan against inciting and supporting violence and terror in any part of India and refrain from meddling into its internal affairs in any manner.
The communiqué advised the government to stop misleading the international community and Kashmiris through what it called were the meaningless exercises such as the ongoing elections in the AJK.
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