Swaraj demands Islamabad take 'credible' action

External affairs ministry says Imran Khan has neither condemned the attack nor condoled with bereaved families


Afp February 19, 2019
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. PHOTO: FILE

NEW DELHI: Hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan offered to investigate the recent attack in occupied Kashmir, the Indian government on Tuesday demanded that Pakistan take "credible and visible action" over the suicide attack.

Tensions between the neighbours have soared since last Thursday's attack in which at least 40 Indian paramilitaries were killed.

The prime minister, in a nationally televised address, demanded India to give "actionable evidence" and that Pakistan would retaliate if attacked.



Imran "has neither chosen to condemn this heinous act nor condoled with the bereaved families," said the statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

PM Imran offers India probe into Kashmir suicide attack

"The prime minister of Pakistan has offered to investigate the matter if India provides proof. This is a lame excuse."

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces increasing pressure to take tough action over the attacks, which were reportedly claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed.

COMMENTS (1)

Syed Faheem | 2 years ago | Reply "Credible action" will be taken when you provide 'credible' and actionable evidence. In the law you can't just accuse anyone willy nilly, the burden of proof/onus/truth is on India to back up their claims. Here is the basic definition: 'The burden of proof is the obligation of a party in a trial to produce the evidence that will prove the claims they have made against the other' party.
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