Completely reject Pak allegation on security forces using chemical weapons in J&K: India

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 05, 2018, 10.16 PM(IST)

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Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal had alleged that Indian security forces were reportedly using chemical weapons against Kashmiris in J&K. 

The Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) today rejected Pakistan's allegation of Indian security forces using chemical weapons in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).

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Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal had on Thursday alleged that Indian security forces were reportedly using chemical weapons against Kashmiris in J&K. 

"Such allegations are not new and are totally unfounded," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

"We completely reject allegations made by Pakistan about the reported use of chemical weapons by the Indian security forces against Indian citizens," the MEA spokesman said.

India is the original signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) with the international community recognising India’s abiding commitment to the CWC which is the universal multilateral instrument prohibiting the use of chemical weapons, the MEA said, adding that India has repeatedly stated its complete opposition to the use of chemical weapons.

"It is of deep concern that Pakistan repeatedly tries to make such false allegations. They are acting in a highly irresponsible manner with the sole purpose of repeating untruths in the vain hope that the international community will start believing in their falsehood," the MEA spokesman said.