New Delhi, Aug 29 : India on Thursday said that Pakistan should behave like a normal neighbour and demanded that Pakistan must act against the terror groups operating on its soil. ``It is important for Pakistan to start behaving like a normal neighbour. What do normal neighbours do? You do not push terrorists into a neighbouring country, You do normal talk, normal trade, this is not something which is happening from Pakistan,' Raveesh Kumar, External Affairs Ministry's official spokesperson said here.
The spokesperson also condemned ``irresponsible statements' by Pakistani leaders, saying that a Pakistani minister's letter to the United Nations on Jammu and Kashmir was ``not worth the paper it was written on.' He said Pakistani leaders had made statements which included references to jihad and inciting violence in India. ``This is intended to project an alarmist situation which is far from ground reality. Pakistan needs to understand that the world has seen through their provocative rhetoric based on lies and deceit,' he said.
The spokesperson said: ``We are aware that Pakistan uses terror as state policy and each time we have made them aware of our concerns. We have received information that Pakistan is trying to infiltrate terrorists. We demand that Pakistan must act against the terror groups operating on its soil.' Referring to the letter by Pakistan Minister Shireen Mazari to the United Nations, he said, ``The letter is not even worth the paper on which it was written. Don’t want to give credence to it by reacting.'
"We condemn the irresponsible remarks and tweets by Pakistani leaders on matters internal to India," said Raveesh Kumar while referring to comments by Pakistani Ministers issuing warnings and threats following the government's decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two union territories. He also said Pakistan had informed New Delhi about its Ghaznavi missile test on Thursday.
On the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the spokesperson said: ``Not even in one incident any hospital has reported shortage of drug or of any disposable item. Not a single life has been lost, not a single bullet has been fired. There has been gradual but positive improvement in situation on ground.'UNI