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India Issues Demarche To Pakistan Over Terror Attack In Jammu And Kashmir

New Delhi:  India summoned the acting high commissioner of Pakistan on Tuesday and issued a demarche over the infiltration by a group of Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists who killed eight security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama last month.

The Ministry of External Affairs lodged a strong protest with Acting High Commissioner Haider Shah over the infiltration by the group hailing from Pakistan who staged a terror attack on August 26.

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs or MEA said Pakistan was asked to investigate the incident and bring to justice the individuals and entities responsible for orchestrating the heinous attack.

The MEA said it was conveyed to the envoy that DNA samples of the neutralized terrorists have been preserved and can be made available for investigation in Pakistan.

“The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan Haider Shah was called in and a strong protest was lodged at the cross border infiltration of a group of Pakistan nationals belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist organisation in the intervening night of 16/17 August who carried out a brutal terror attack in District Police Lines, Pulwama,” the statement read.

The Ministry of External Affairs said Pakistan was also asked to abide by its commitment to not allow territory under its control to be used for terrorism, and take credible and effective action against the terrorist groups “operating from its soil and to prevent cross border infiltration”.