India says Pak’s letter to UN ‘contradictory’

New York, Sept. 25 (ANI): Reacting to the allegations made by Pakistan that India was raising a 197-km-long, 10-meter-high and 135-foot-wide wall on the Line of Control (LoC), Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that India was aware of the two letters written by Pakistan to the United Nations.

“The first letter was written on September 4, which states that there was no bilateral dialogue. After that the BSF and Pak Rangers have already met. So the letter has itself contradicted itself that there is no dialogue as there has been a dialogue,” said Swarup in response to a question by ANI’s Smita Prakash.

He added, “As far as the second letter is concerned, I believe, it is based on some kind of submission made by Mr. Salahuddin, whom we consider to be a global terrorist. We will respond at appropriate time.”

He said there was no fresh letter from Pakistan to the UN.

On a question that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be raising the issue in his address to the UN, Swarup said, “The first thing is has any action been taken by the United Nations? If there is action taken by the UN, we will respond appropriately and if no action is taken by the UN it itself tells that nobody has taken the cognisance.”

Protesting against India’s move, reported Dunya News, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi on Thursday claimed to have filed two correspondences in the UN, expressing severe reservations over India raising a wall on the LoC – a temporary ceasefire line along Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

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