India Rejects Pak’s Allegations Of Using Chemical Weapons Against Kashmiri Civilians
New Delhi: India on Friday outrightly rejected the Pakistan’s allegations that Indian security forces used chemical weapons against local population and civilians in Kashmir. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement proclaimed these allegations as “totally unfounded”.
The statement of MEA comes after Foreign Office of Pakistan on Thursday said that India is using chemical weapons on citizens in Kashmir. Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal told GeoTV, “Pakistan strongly condemns Indian aggression. We want to resolve the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”
Rubbishing Pak’s allegations, the MEA said, “We reject allegations made by Pakistan about the reported use of chemical weapons by Indian security forces against Indian citizens. Such allegations aren’t new and totally unfounded. India has repeatedly stated its opposition to using of chemical weapons by anyone, at any time, anywhere.”
The MEA also added that Pakistan is acting in a highly irresponsible manner with sole purpose of repeating untruths in vain hope that international community will start believing in their falsehood.
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar informed that India is a signatory of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The international community has recognised India’s abiding commitment and contribution to the CWC which is the universal multilateral instrument prohibiting the use of chemical weapons.