India denies charge of creating unrest in Pakistan

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) India on Tuesday refuted Pakistan’s allegation that New Delhi and Kabul have joined hands to create unrest in that country.

Reacting to the allegation by Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif that neighbouring countries, India and Afghanistan, were creating unrest in Pakistan, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said that both New Delhi and Kabul believe in peace.

“Both India and Afghanistan believe in peace but are victims of terrorism emanating from Pak(istan),” the Minister of State for Home said in a tweet.

Rijiju also denied that India indulges in unprovoked firing at the Line of Control.

“Indian Forces never indulge in unprovoked firing,” he added.

On Monday, Asif alleged in the National Assembly of Pakistan that India and Afghanistan have joined hands to create unrest in Pakistan.

Responding to opposition lawmakers’ point of objection to Pakistan shutting down border crossings with Afghanistan, Asif said that Pakistan was trying to implement better and more complete border management with Afghanistan.

He also said there had been a constant rise in India’s alleged unprovoked firing and violation of the ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control.

–IANS

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