Pakistan Launches Diplomatic Push to Counter India After Attack

Pakistan Launches Diplomatic Push to Counter India After Attack

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the media for the first time after the Pulwama attack today said that Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks.

In 2016, unemployment rate in Jammu and Kashmir was higher than the national average, with the state having 24.6 per cent population in the 18-29 years age group as unemployed, according to the Economic Survey 2016.

After the attack, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton tweeted that "Pakistan must crack down on JeM and all terrorists operating from its territory", whereas Secretary of State Michael Pompeo tweeted, "Pakistan must not provide safe haven for terrorists to threaten global security".

The group has in the past been a useful tool for Pakistan's intelligence services wanting to foment unrest across the border, and authorities may now be reluctant to confront them, in case they turn against the Pakistani state as some of their members have done in the past.

Harbhajan Singh says India should boycott their World Cup match against Pakistan.

The foreign minister further said, he has requested the United Nations chief to play his part in the de-escalation of current tensions created by irresponsible attitude of the Indian government after the Pulwama attack.

India take on Pakistan. Even separatist leaders in Indian-controlled Kashmir denounced the attack.

"All that we want is to play for the sake of peace and for the people of Kashmir", he told AFP in Delhi. In Jammu, the victims complained that the police stood by while mobs attacked them despite a curfew put in place supposedly to prevent such incidents. The unstable situation in the region has led to the emergence of extremist groups.

New Delhi has come under intense pressure to act after public outrage at the deadliest ever attack on Indian forces in Kashmir and has threatened a "jaw-breaking response". Fearing diplomatic isolation, Pakistan has not used the belligerent rhetoric of the past to reply to India.

Amid a new spike in tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, Khan earlier demanded that India give "actionable evidence" to back its claim of Pakistan's backing for the suicide bomber.

India is certainly notorious for its military atrocities against Kashmiri Muslims. "We are here to help our close friend India to defend itself specially against terrorism because terrorism is the problem of the world and not only of India and Israel", newly-appointed Israeli envoy Dr Ron Malka. To prevent such a conflict, it is necessary to build a unified socialist movement of the working class throughout the region.

"I took the opportunity to inform Rajnath Singh Sb of the reports I had received of Kashmiri students & others being threatened/harassed and requested him to appoint a nodal officer in HMO India to ensure the directive issued to states is followed in letter & spirit (sic)", he wrote on Twitter.

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