Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided not to travel Pakistan to attend the regional SAARC summit amid Uri and Pathankot attack. Indian government today, blaming our neighbor for cross-border terror attacks confirmed that Prime Minister would skip the meeting held on Pakistan soil.
Government clarified that current environment is not conducive for the meeting of the eight-nation group. Sources said Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan have also signaled not to attend the meet. They virtually ensuring that the session will have to be relocated.
This move considers to be the biggest from India’s side as the government has started a global campaign to isolate Pakistan after four terrorists crossed the border into Kashmir and attacked an army base in Uri. Series of moves are initiated in recent days to penalize Pakistan. Narinder Modi government has recently reviewed the crucial Indus Waters Treaty, which divides resources of six rivers between two countries.
PM Modi had said blood and water could not go together hinting Pakistan that India would now utilize much more of its share of water, which will curtail the surplus that Pakistan had been availing.
Pakistan foreign minister Sartaj Aziz today said if India pulls out of the treaty, it will amount to an act of war. We have not received any official communication. Indian announcement is unfortunate as the excuse used, the world knows is like a financial terrorism. India will violate the international law and UN charter by interfering in the internal matters of a sovereign state.
Afghanistan’s ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali has already told it was willing to consider a joint boycott of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit along with India. Last night Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has categorically told Islamabad at United Nations General Assembly that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain.