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Lok Sabha passes resolution against Pakistan


AGENCIES | New Delhi, March 15, 2013 14:52
Tags : Afzal Guru hanging | Parliament attack | Pakistan parliament resolution | Lok Sabha |

The Lok Sabha Friday passed a resolution rejecting a motion of the Pakistan National Assembly attacking the hanging of Indian parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, and asked it to desist from such acts of support for terrorism.

"This house totally rejects the resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on March 14," said Speaker Meira Kumar, reading out the resolution amid thumping of desks by the members across all political divides.

Afzal Guru was hanged and buried in Tihar jail Feb 9.

"The house rejects interference in the internal affairs of India and calls upon the National Assembly of Pakistan to desist from acts of support for extremists and terrorists," the speaker said.

The speaker further said that only fulfilment of Pakistan's commitment that "it will not allow its territory to be used for terrorism against India" can be the basis for peaceful relations with the neighbouring country.

The speaker also stressed that the border state of Jammu and Kashmir, including the (Pakistan) occupied territories, was an integral part of India.

"The house reiterates that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir including territory under illegal occupation of Pakistan is and shall always be an integral part of India," said the speaker.

She cautioned that "any attempt from any quarter to interfere in the internal affairs of India will be met resolutely and with complete unity of our nation".

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Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017