Geelani further said that the case of Kashmiri people was strong and Pakistan’s principled position could lead India to be held accountable before the comity of nations and give up its obstinate policy.
An Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) spokesman said that “Pakistani troops responded befittingly to unprovoked firing by Indian forces“. These kinds of hackneyed formulations, mostly from politicians, shouldn’t really impress anyone, nor should anyone even bother about them.
“At present what is needed the most is the political will and trust in the people of the state, especially the youth, only then can the dialogue and the peace process culminate in everlasting peace, not only in Jammu and Kashmir, but the whole subcontinent”, she said. Or can any Indian minister reply in negative when asked if India will consider a covert operation to take out a Dawood Ibrahim or a Hafiz Saeed?
Quoting sources, Dawn newspaper said the US and other permanent members of the UN Security Council are asking both Indian and Pakistani leaders not to be confrontational in their addresses to the General Assembly. The two forces will have greater communication to ensure things do not spiral out of control, the Indian official said. But if the Pakistani army chief feels he must continue to indulge in this foolishness, then why should we want to dissuade him from doing so?
Modi cancelled top level talks between the national security advisers of the two countries last month, objecting to Pakistan’s plan to meet Kashmiri separatists.
No comment from the Pakistani side is immediately available.