India Slams Pak Senate Resolution On Jammu Situation

8 August 2008

New Delhi: Strongly objecting to a resolution passed by the Pakistan Senate on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, India said: 'it amounted to 'gross interference in its internal affairs'.' 'We have seen reports in the Pakistani media that the Senate of Pakistan has passed a resolution about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Such a resolution amounts to gross interference in our internal affairs. The Senate should attend to issues where it has a locus standi', said Navtej Sarna, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs Thursday in New Delhi. According to reports in the Pakistani media, the Senate Wednesday 'regretted the recent reports of an economic blockade imposed by Hindu extremists against the Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir' and voiced 'concerns over attacks on Muslims and their properties by Hindu extremists'. Jammu and Kashmir has been reeling under violence and protests since the state government's controversial decision two months ago to transfer - and then cancel - 40 hectares of land to a board managing the Amarnath Hindu shrine.