The ministry of external affairs' (MEA) press conference came on the backdrop of Pakistan writing a letter to the United Nations which spoke about the medical emergency and civilians carrying arms and ammunitions in Kashmir
New Delhi: Raveesh Kumar, the official spokesperson of ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Thursday (August 29), addressed media over the recent statements by Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.
"We condemn the statements by Pakistani leadership on matters internal to India. These are very irresponsible statements," the MEA spokesperson said.
Speaking to reporters about the letter by Pakistan minister Shireen Mazari to the United Nations, Raveesh Kumar said, "The letter is not even worth the paper on which it was written. I don't want to give credence to it by reacting".
Kumar also reacted on the incident where Pakistan is mulling options to shut its airspace for Indian flights entirely and said, "What we understand is perhaps there were certain sectors which were temporarily closed, there was NOTAM issued that too for a certain period."
Raveesh Kumar further continued by stating that no incidents in any hospital in Jammu and Kashmir has reported a shortage of drugs or any disposable item. He also said that there was no firing of bullets or any life lost in a firing.
Kumar concluded the press conference by stating that the MEA has a report on Pakistan trying to infiltrate terrorists. He also demanded that Pakistan officials act against the terror groups operating on its soil.
Earlier, Pakistan had written a letter to the United Nations and said that an Indian cultural forum went on a fact-finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir between August 9-13 and highlighted severe shortages of medicine and other necessities after the August 5 lockdown.
The letter further stated that the team highlighted incidences of targeting of civilians with guns.
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Last Updated Aug 29, 2019, 5:27 PM IST