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This picture shows an Indian army soldier near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC). — Photo by Reuters
This picture shows an Indian army soldier near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC). — Photo by Reuters

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

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Akil Akhtar Aug 15, 2013 07:00am

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...

kirther Aug 15, 2013 07:01am

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

Ramakrishna Aug 15, 2013 08:35am

Wonder, can these two countries ever co-exist!

dsp Aug 15, 2013 08:47am

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

jssidhoo Aug 15, 2013 09:07am

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

Shri Aug 16, 2013 06:42am

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