Pakistan disagrees with PM Modi's rhetoric on terrorism at BRICS summit

| Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:07
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New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi named Pakistan as the "mothership of terrorism" at BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit held in Goa, Pakistan on Monday accused the Indian Prime Minister of 'misleading' the BRICS countries on terrorism.

Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs said that the Indian government was 'desperately trying to hide the brutalities in Jammu and Kashmir'. "Mr Modi is misleading his BRICS and BIMSTEC colleagues," said Aziz.

Aziz was evidently bemused with Modi's statement where he said in a veiled statement that Pakistan was the "mothership of terrorism".

The minister further went on to say that Pakistan equally condemned terrorism with the countries involved in the BRICS summit. Aziz also exclaimed that the United Nations have repeatedly emphasised the fact that people fighting for their self-determination should not be termed as terrorists by the occupying state.

Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated after the Uri attack where terrorists killed 19 Indian soldiers. The attack was subsequently followed by surgical strikes carried out by India across the LoC. 

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