New Delhi has refused to engage in a dialogue with Islamabad until Pakistan ends its alleged support to militants in the disputed Kashmir region. The US has also piled pressure on Islamabad to act against jihadists.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday rejected Pakistan’s accusation that New Delhi was sabotaging peace talks with Islamabad.
In her speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Swaraj accused Pakistan of harboring and aiding terrorists.
“In our case, terrorism is bred not in some faraway land, but across our border to the west,” Swaraj said. “Our neighbor’s expertise is not restricted to spawning grounds for terrorism; it is also an expert in trying to mask malevolence with verbal duplicity,” she added.
Indian foreign minister said that Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, “still roams the streets of Pakistan with impunity.”