Curb terrorist activity, India tells Pakistan

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India Thursday told Pakistan to take effective action against anti-India terrorist groups operating in its territory.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao told a news conference after meeting her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir that Islamabad needed to curb all terrorists operating from its territory and territory under its control.

Referring to the activities of terrorists in Pakistan, she said this was in ample evidence from the rallies held Feb 5 (in Pakistan) during which the groups openly incited terrorist violence against India.

‘It was the duty of Pakistan to take effective action to dismantle and put an end to the activities of all such organisations’ such as Lakshar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, she said.

Rao said she put forth ‘our concerns on terrorist violence emanating from Pakistan against India’.

‘I told my Pakistani counterpart that terrorism cannot advance any cause but the cause of senseless violence. And that it is the solemn duty of all states to eliminate all terrorists from their soil.’

She said Pakistan raised ‘expected issues’ and India responded with its known national position.

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