Pakistan slams Modi rhetoric at BRICS summit

Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, reacting to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest criticism of Pakistan, said that Indian leadership is desperately trying to hide its brutalities in held Kashmir.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with fellow BRICS leaders on Sunday in Goa had urged them to take a strong united stand against the "mothership of terrorism" in the South Asian region, in a thinly veiled reference to Pakistan.

In a statement, Sartaj Aziz that Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute on the United Nations Security Council's agenda, Radio Pakistan reported.

The adviser said that Modi is misleading his BRICS ─ a bloc consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa ─ and Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) colleagues. He added that innocent Kashmiris are being killed and injured by Indian forces daily with impunity.

Pakistan joins all the members of BRICS and BIMSTEC in condemning terrorism and reaffirms its full commitment to fight the menace of terrorism without discrimination, including against the Indian state-sponsored terrorism on Pakistani soil, said Sartaj.

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