India's Hindutva policies a threat to regional peace, stability: FM Qureshi.


ISLAMABAD -- India's Hindutva policies are a threat to regional peace and stability, the international community should take notice, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday.

Qureshi was chairing a meeting on national security in Islamabad, and said that irresponsible statements from Indian officials showed New Delhi's bewilderment.

The Indian government is using negative tactics to divert the world's attention from its internal situation, claimed Qureshi.

The foreign minister maintained that Pakistan wanted peace and stability in the region but India was committing ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and targeting civilian population, in violation of international laws and fundamental rights.

He said that Pakistan had already conveyed to the United Nations secretary-general, the president of the UN Security Council (UNSC) and the secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation about Indian designs.

Qureshi added that Pakistan will continue its efforts towards Afghan peace process, and stability in the region.

The meeting held a detailed discussion on national security, regional stability, and overall situation in the area.

Prime Minister's Special Assistant on National Security Dr Moeed Yousaf and other high ranking officials attended the meeting.

Earlier, on Monday, Qureshi had expressed concerns on India becoming a non-permanent member of the UNSC. It was 'not a moment of rejoice, but concern' as New Delhi blatantly rejected resolutions of the forum, especially on Kashmir, said Qureshi.

Talking to reporters in Islamabad, he had said that India had been...

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