NEW DELHI: The Indian parliament on Wednesday “rejected” a resolution passed by Pakistan’s National Assembly, saying it levelled “absolutely baseless and unfounded” allegations against India. It alleged that Pakistan Army was actually involved in “unprovoked” attack on the Line of Control (LoC) last week.

Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha unanimously adopted identical resolutions condemning Pakistan Army for “indulging in the attacks” and asked the government of Pakistan to abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003 along the international border and the LoC “in letter and spirit”.

The two houses said the Pakistan Army was “indulging in attacks at a time when efforts are being made to establish a long-lasting framework of peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties so that both the countries may henceforth devote their resources and energies to the pressing task of advancing the welfare of their people”.

The resolutions read out by Chairman Hamid Ansari in Rajya Sabha and Speaker Meira Kumar in Lok Sabha said: “This House rejects and deplores the resolutions passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on August 13, 2013 and the Federal Assembly of Punjab which made absolutely baseless and unfounded allegations against the Indian Army and the people of India.”

Both the houses underlined that “there should be absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind, including members of the Pakistan National Assembly that it was the Pakistan Army that was involved in unprovoked attack on an Indian Army patrol on our side of the LoC”.

By arrangement with Times of India

More From This Section

Journalist Hamid Mir injured in gun attack in Karachi

The incident took place on Sharae Faisal near Natha Khan area when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle around 5:30pm

Musharraf lands in Karachi amid tight security

The port city has been on high alert with roads being cordoned off for the former president's security.

Three militants killed in Balochistan‏ violence

Three militants were killed after an attack on a FC patrol in Balochistan's Panjgoor district, an official said.

SC has learnt to bolster democracy, says chief justice

Authority of SC may be extended to a number of areas from which it has historically maintained a distance, said CJ.

Comments are closed.

Comments (6)

Akil Akhtar
August 15, 2013 7:00 am

This is a resolution passed by Pakistan National Assembly, Do we need indian House approval for it (LOL). Thier intrigues against Pakistan and us are well known...

August 15, 2013 7:01 am

Indians always want to proof that they are holier than the Pope, in fact it is just the opposite.

August 15, 2013 8:35 am

Wonder, can these two countries ever co-exist!

August 15, 2013 8:47 am

instead of questioning and answering with bullets on border it is far better to do it this way and keep the game going in these "assemblies" at least poor lives will be spared and the corrupt politicians will have a good work to do

August 15, 2013 9:07 am

When there is a need for statesmen both parliaments are behaving in a childish manner

August 16, 2013 6:42 am

@Akil Akhtar: This is a dose of your own medicine. Does the world's largest democracy needs certificates from world's most fragile democracy ?

Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
From The Newspaper