NEW DELHI: After a press statement by Pakistan criticising construction of the Ram temple, India on Thursday warned Islamabad against communal incitement. The government also said Pakistan’s position wasn’t surprising coming from a nation that practised cross-border terrorism and denied its own minorities their religious rights.
The government said Pakistan’s comments, nevertheless, were deeply regrettable.
“We have seen the press statement by the Islamic republic of Pakistan on a matter internal to India. It should desist from interfering in India’s affairs,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
On Pakistan’s new political map, the spokesperson said these type of “absurd claims” showed that Pakistan wanted to take control of more areas by using cross-border terrorism.
The official also said India was yet to hear anything from Pakistan for the appointment of Kulbhushan Jadhav‘s lawyer.
“Pakistan needs to address basic issues which pertain to effective review, fulfilment and implementation of the ICJ judgment; these issues pertain to making relevant documentation available to us and providing unimpeded, unhindered and unconditional consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav,” he said.