India lodges strong protest with Pakistan over planned JeM attack in Jammu and Kashmir
Pakistan was asked to desist from its policy of supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from its territory
India on Saturday conveyed its strong concern to Pakistan on the terror attack planned by terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan Cd’A was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs and a strong protest was lodged at the attempted attack, which was only prevented from happening by the alertness of the Indian security forces.
It was demanded that Pakistan desists from its policy of supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from its territory and dismantle the terror infrastructure operated by terrorist outfits to launch attacks in other countries.
India reiterated its long standing demand that Pakistan fulfill its international obligations and bilateral commitments to not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any manner.
“A major terror attack was foiled by Indian security forces in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir on 19 November 2020. Initial reports indicate the attackers to be members of Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a terrorist organization proscribed by the United Nations and several countries. The Government of India expressed its serious concerns at continued terror attacks by JeM against India,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
JeM has been part of several attacks in India in the past, including the Pulwama attack in February 2019.
“The huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material indicate detailed planning for a major attack to destabilise the peace and security in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, in particular, to derail the ongoing democratic exercise of conduct of local District Development Council elections,” the MEA said.
The Government of India is firmly and resolutely committed to take all necessary measures to safeguard its national security in the fight against terrorism, the MEA reiterated.