Lashing out at the Imran Khan government for 'showing their true color', Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has confirmed that the proposed meet between India and Pakistan at UNGA has been called off.
Hours after the bodies of three J&K policemen, abducted by terrorists on Thursday night, were recovered from Shopian district in Kashmir, the MEA has decided that the present situation leaves all talks meaningless. Raveesh Kumar, representative of MEA, held a press conference, wherein he said, "The latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the recent release of a series of twenty postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying a terrorist and terrorism confirm that Pakistan will not mend its ways.
"Now, it is obvious that behind Pakistan’s proposal for talks to make a fresh beginning, the evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed and the true face of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has been revealed to the world in his first few months in office. Any conversation with Pakistan in such an environment would be meaningless. In view of the changed situation, there will be no meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan in New York."
Pakistan's true face was exposed on Friday morning, when three J&K policemen were found dead in Shopian district of Kashmir, a day after terrorists had abducted them from their residence.
On Thursday, MEA had confirmed that following Imran Khan's letter to PM Modi, calling for bilateral talks, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would hold a meeting with Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the UNGA event later this year.
“I can confirm that on the request of Pakistani side, Sushma Swaraj will meet Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of UNGA. This shouldn’t be confused with dialogue, This doesn’t change India’s stand on Pakistan and terrorism,” said the MEA spokesperson.
A massive national outrage had erupted after Pakistani troops slit the throat of a BSF jawan after fatally shooting him along the international border (IB) near Jammu earlier this week. It was followed by the abduction and killing of three J&K policemen.