Uri attack could be reaction to Kashmir situation: Nawaz Sharif
Sharif said that India hastily blamed Pakistan without any investigation
After hailing Burhan Wani as young leader in the United Nations, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the recent Uri terror attack could be the result of a "reaction" of the people to the situation in Kashmir.
Slamming India for blaming Pakistan "without any evidence", Sharif said: "The Uri attack can be the reaction of the atrocities in Kashmir, as the close relatives and near and dear ones of those killed and blinded over the last two months were hurt and outraged," Sharif told reporters in London.
Sharif said India hastily blamed Pakistan without any investigation. Sharif said India behaved in an "irresponsible way" when it blamed Pakistan "without any evidence".
"How could India accuse Pakistan only hours after the Uri incident without holding any inquiry or investigation," Sharif was quoted as saying by Pakistani media reports.
"The whole world knows about the Indian atrocities" in Kashmir where around "108 people have so far been killed, over 150 blinded and thousands injured," Sharif alleged.
Stressing on alleged "brutalities being perpetrated against innocent Kashmiris", the Pakistani Prime Minister said that before accusing Pakistan, India should have looked at its "atrocious role" in Kashmir. Sharif called on India to also conduct a probe into the "killings" of Kashmiris.
Without resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute, the achievement of lasting peace in the region was impossible, Sharif added.
18 Indian soldiers were killed when four terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit attacked a highly-guarded army camp in Uri base camp in Kashmir on Sunday morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that those behind the despicable act will not go unpunished.
The recent attack triggered a diplomatic dust-up with both India and Pakistan hitting out at each other including at the UN General Assembly.
Pakistan's Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan also accused India of blaming Pakistan for the Uri terror attack without having any concrete evidence and ruled out any immediate cooperation with India in probing the incident.
"India itself does not have any evidence about the (Uri) attack so how will Pakistan help in carrying out any investigation," Khan said.