New Delhi:22/12:(odiannews):India on Thursday lashed out at the remarks of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the death of seven civilians during an operation against militants in Jammu and Kashmir, saying Pakistani leaders should mind their own business and take steps to end terror emanating from their soil.
In a set of recent tweets, Khan condemned the deaths of the civilians and said that ,"Kashmiris must be allowed to decide their future". He also tweeted that Pakistan would raise the issue of , alleged human rights in India violatios at the United Nations.
Responding to a question on the tweets of Khan ,external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a weekly news briefing that ,the statements coming out from their side demonstrates the insincerity and duplicity.
He added, "I think it will be better if they mind their own business and look at their internal affairs, which are in quite a mess in their own country".
Kumar said "India has been demanding that Pakistan should stop allowing their territory to be used for terror groups and terrorists, who are operating from their soil and exporting to other countries". He added, "No action is being taken on that. On the other hand, they sometimes have the gumption to comment on the internal affairs of a neighbouring country".
On December 15, seven civilians were killed and several more injured when security forces opened fire on local residents who tried to disrupt a joint operation by the army and police in Pulwama district, during which three militants and a soldier were also died. The killing of civilians in Sirnoo village triggered several protests in Pulwama, and people blocked roads at several places.