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Pakistan rejects India’s infiltration allegations

Pakistan rejects India’s infiltration allegations

Pakistan on Wednesday discarded fresh infiltration accusations by India following the assassination of five army troops in a militant assault in Indian-administered Kashmir last week.

Terming the accusations “baseless”, Prime Minister Imran Khan blamed New Delhi of attempting to attain a pretext for a false flag operation targeting his country.

“I have been urging the world about India’s continuing attempts to get a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless accusations by India of infiltration across Line of Control are a continuance of this dangerous plan,”, Khan stated in a string of tweets.

New Delhi blames longtime rival Islamabad of arming and leading the militants to attack Indian rule. Pakistan denies the charge. “The Indigenous Kashmiri uprising against Indian rule is a direct outcome of India’s domination and brutalization of Kashmiris,” Khan stated.

Flames and smoke billow from a residential building where militants are suspected to have taken refuge during a gun battle in Pulwama, Srinagar, Kashmir, Feb. 18, 2019. Source: AP Photo/Dar Yasin

“The fascist policies of the RSS-BJP combine are filled with severe risks. The international society must act before India’s wild moves jeopardize peace and safety in South Asia,” he continued.

Already tense relations among the two nuclear neighbors have dived to a new low after India scrapped the longstanding exclusive status of Jammu and Kashmir last August.

After then, the two border armies exchange fire on a nearly daily basis across the LoC, a de facto border that separates the highly militarized region between the two next-door-neighbors.

Jammu and Kashmir are held by India and Pakistan in parts and demanded by both in whole. China also holds a small sliver.

A deserted street is seen through barbwire set up as a blockade during curfew in Srinagar, Kashmir, Aug. 6, 2019. Source: AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Since they were partitioned in 1947, the two nations have competed for four wars – in 1948, 1965, 1971, and 1999 – three of them over Kashmir.

Some Kashmiri associations in Jammu and Kashmir have been struggling upon Indian rule for independence, or alliance with neighboring Pakistan.

According to various human rights organizations, thousands of people have been murdered in the dispute in the region since 1989.

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