New Delhi, Aug 9 : India on Friday asserted that Pakistan appeared to be getting 'nervous' over developments and fresh initiatives taken by the Modi government in Jammu and Kashmir and it is time for Islamabad to see the "new narrative". "It is time for Pakistan to accept reality and stop interfering in internal affairs of other countries," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters here.
He said all decisions taken by Pakistan in last few days including sending the Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria back have been "unilateral". "We hope Pakistan reconsiders all unilateral decisions," he told reporters at the weekly media briefing. He said India definitely "regrets" all such decisions including Pakistan's decision to halt the Samjhauta Express."All these actions were unilaterally.This has been done without consulting us.
India has urged them to reconsider their decision. Our sense is that whatever is being done by Pakistan is to present an alarming picture of bilateral relationship," he said adding "Hum yeh nahi mante (We do not consider the bilateral ties is so bad as made out to be)". He said there was a better understanding of India's position and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in recent times unlike the past.
"This understanding is not only in the Islamic world but elsewhere also....the rhetoric of Pakistan today stands exposed," Kumar said. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a detailed roadmap for heralding a new era of development and progress in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370, the MEA spokesman said the new initiatives in Kashmir "will strengthen democracy on ground".
He said it appears Pakistan is "nervous" over the new developments as its campaign and excuse to push violence and terrorism will now fall flat.He also said Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, who has been asked by Pakistan to leave, was "not in Delhi".UNI