India condemns provocative statements on Kashmir by Imran Khan

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External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Pakistan has been using terrorism as state policy against India and it must stop exporting terror (File Photo)

India on Thursday (August 29) strongly condemned “highly irresponsible” statements by the Pakistani leadership on the withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Pakistan has been using terrorism as state policy against India and it must stop exporting terror.

“We strongly condemn highly irresponsible statements by the Pakistani leadership on matters internal to India,” he said, in what is seen as a direct reference to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comments.

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“The provocative statements from Pakistan include call for jihad and inciting violence in India,” Kumar said.

Khan has been consistently attacking India on its decisions on Jammu and Kashmir in the last three weeks. On Monday, Khan said that he will raise the issue at every international forum, including at the United Nations General Assembly.

“The world’s eye is on Kashmir and on Pakistan…I will be the ambassador who raises Kashmir’s voice at every international forum,” he had said.

Khan had further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “committed a strategic blunder, he has played his last card. It will cost a lot to Modi and the BJP. Because they have internationalised the issue of Kashmir.”