India today strongly hit back Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claim that India does not have any evidence to prove Pakistan’s role in Kashmir in decades. Rejecting his assertion that Pakistan has nothing to gain from being associated with a terror act and he was building a “Naya Pakistan’, India asked what more evidence he want when his own ministers “share stage with terrorists like Hafeez Saeed in Naya Pakistan”.
Indian external affairs ministry said that “ “We are not surprised that the Pakistan PM refuses to acknowledge the attack on our security forces in Pulwama as an act of terrorism. He has neither chosen to condemn this heinous act nor condoled with the bereaved families.”
India said that disclaiming any link with terror outfits is an oft-repeated excuse by Islamabad and criticised the Pakistan PM for seeking proof for action against terror groups, saying it was nothing but a “lame excuse”.
New Delhi pointed out that evidence was provided to Pakistan after the 26/11 attacks but the case has not progressed in 10 years. “Promises of guaranteed action ring hollow given the track record of Pakistan,” it said.
Imran Khan’s attempts to link India’s response to the terror attack with the general election drew sharp criticism. “India rejects this false allegation. India’s democracy is a model for the world which Pakistan would never understand. We demand Pakistan to stop misleading the international community and take credible and visible action,” it added.