Nepal condemns terrorist attack in India-administered Kashmir
- PM Oli calls Indian counterpart Modi to convey condolence
Feb 15, 2019-
Nepal has condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir of India on Thursday that claimed at least 40 lives of Indian paramilitary police personnel.
In a press statement on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that government of Nepal strongly condemn the terrorist attack and extend heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as the Government and people of India.
“In line with its principled position, Nepal unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and believes that such heinous acts of terrorism cannot be justified on any ground,” read the statement.
According to a BBC report, the bomber used a vehicle packed with explosives to ram into a convoy of India's security forces. Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammad said it was behind the attack. It is the deadliest militant attack on Indian forces in Kashmir since the insurgency against Indian rule began in 1989.
Likewise, following the incident, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli called his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and conveyed his heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims.
I called Prime Minister Modi ji this evening and condemned terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir today and also conveyed our heartfelt condolenses and sympathies to the families of the victims.
— K P Sharma Oli (@kpsharmaoli) February 14, 2019
The attack has been widely condemned around the world, including by the US and the UN Secretary General.
Pakistan said it was gravely concerned by the bombing but rejected allegations that it was responsible for it, according to BBC.
Following the attack, India has called for international sanctions against Jaish-e-Mohammad's leader, Masood Azhar.
India has tried several times to list Jaish-e-Mohammad leader Azhar as a "global terrorist" at the UN Security Council but the attempts were repeatedly blocked by China, an ally of Pakistan.
Both India and Pakistan claim all of Muslim-majority Kashmir but only control parts of it.
Published: 15-02-2019 11:24