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India rejects Pakistan's allegations of using chemical weapons on Jammu and Kashmir civilians

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 06 Oct 2018, 12:13:47 AM
India rejects Pakistan's allegations of using chemical weapons on civilians (File Photo)

New Delhi:

The Ministry of External Affairs, India, Friday rejected Pakistan's allegations about the purported use of chemical weapons by Indian security forces on the civilians, calling it "unfounded".

"India has repeatedly stated its complete opposition to the use of chemical weapons by anyone, at any time, and anywhere in the world. India is an original signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)," MEA spokesperson said in a statement.

"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," Kumar added.

Kumar was replying to the Pakistan Foreign Office's statement in a weekly press briefing on Friday. According to a report by The Nation, Pakistan Thursday accused India of using chemical weapons on citizens of Jammu and Kashmir. India, however, dubbed Pakistan's claim as "false accusations".

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The MEA said that Islamabad is acting irresponsibly in order to make the international community believe these allegations.

"It is, therefore, a matter of deep concern that Pakistan repeatedly tries to make such false allegations. They are acting in a highly irresponsible manner with the sole purpose of repeating untruths in the vain hope that the international community will start believing in their falsehood," Kumar said.

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Such malicious attempts to deflect international opinion away from the terrorism emanating from Pakistan shall not succeed," he reiterated.

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First Published : 05 Oct 2018, 11:24:40 PM