The Indian government on Saturday sought credible,verifiable and sustained action from Pakistan against terror groups while saying that mere words.
“Pakistan will be judged by not the words it speaks but action it takes.The proof of action is not issuing notification but dismantling infrastructure which should be verified.Pakistan is well aware of its commitment and concrete action that has to be taken against terrorism.If Pakistan claims to be ‘naya action’ against terrorist groups and terror infrastructure on its soil and end cross border terrorism in support of its claims,”Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Saturday while addressing media briefing.
The new response came after Pak PM Imaran Khan said, in Islamabad that will not allow Pakistan’s soil to be used for terrorism adding that “God willing it will be beginning of a new era.”
“The same script is repeating again.Pakistan now has to move ahead beyond mere words and take some credible,verifiable and sustained actions against terrorists and terror groups so that is what they have to do,”Raveesh Kumar said.
“In 2004 ,the then President had made a solemn public commitment that they would not allow any territory under their control to be used for terrorist activity in any manner.But till today Pakistan has failed to take any credible action against Jaish-e-Mohammed and other terrorist organisations,which continue to operate with impunity from Pakistan.The widespread presence of terrorist camps in Pakistan is a public knowledge within and outside Pakistan.Repeated requests by us and the international community for Pakistan to take action against such groups has been met with denial,”Raveesh Kumar added.
“It is regrettable Pakistan continues to deny JeM involvement in Pulwama attack.Is Pakistan defending Jaish and being its spokesperson?Till today Pakistan has failed to take any credible action against Jaish.Terrorist camps in Pakistan are in public domain.The fact that Pakistan has refused access to journalists to the site shows that they have plenty to hide.The initial bravado by Pakistan on Balakot has disappeared.All members of UNSC are aware of JeM camps in Pakistan and presence of Massood Azhar in the country.We request all UNSC members to designate Masood Azhar under the UNSC sanction list.We have been repeatedly demanding Pakistan to take action against terror camps in their territory and area under its control,”he added.