India’s response came a day after Pakistan sought more information and evidence from New Delhi on the involvement of the JeM in the February 14 terror attack and the presence of camps of the terror outfit in Pakistan.
“Hardly surprised, as this script was followed by Pakistan in past,after the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008 or in Pathankot in 2016. It is a well-known fact that Masood Azhar is based in Pakistan. Was again acknowledged recently to international media by Pakistan’s foreign minister. There’s no dearth of sufficient actionable information and evidence in Pakistan itself to take action against them, if there is sincerity and intent to do so,” ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
“India is disappointed at Pakistan’s response to the detailed dossier on the Jaish-e-Mohammed’s complicity in the cross-border terror attack in Pulwama, the presence of its terror camps and leadership in Pakistan,” Kumar said.
“Regrettably, Pakistan continues to be in denial and even refuses to acknowledge Pulwama as a terror attack,” the MEA added.
Pakistan foreign ministry on Wednesday said the “preliminary findings” on the “Pulwama incident” were shared with Indian high commissioner Ajay Bisaria in Islamabad after examining the Indian dossier.
Kumar said India was examining the paper handed over by Pakistan to India on Pulwama strike, adding Islamabad has not shared details of credible action, if any, taken by it against terrorists or terrorist groups operating from its soil.
The MEA spokesperson said Pakistan should take “immediate, credible, irreversible and verifiable” actions against terrorists and terror organizations operating from territories under its control.
He added, “Pakistan should abide by the commitment it gave in 2004, and which its current leadership has recently repeated, vowing not to allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any manner. Pakistan should take immediate, credible, irreversible and verifiable actions against terrorists and terror organisations operating from territories under its control.”
Pakistan has denied the presence of any terror camps at the 22 “pin locations” shared by India. Islamabad has also claimed that there are no links to nail the 54 people detained in connection with the Pulwama terror attack.
The Pakistan foreign office said it is also willing to allow visits, on request, to these locations.
(With agency inputs)
‘Pak in denial’: India disappointed with Islamabad’s response to Pulwama attack dossier – Times of India