India slams Pakistan PM’s charge of rejecting peace overtures Jan 12, 2019 0 150 12345 IANSNew DelhiIndia on Friday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s charge that New Delhi has rejected his peace overtures, saying Pakistani ministers continue to share public platforms with internationally recognised terrorists.“Why do their ministers continue to share public platforms with internationally recognised terrorists,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.Stating that there are several instances of this, Kumar said that on September 30, 2018, Pakistan’s Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony shared a platform with Hafiz Saeed, chief of terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD).“Then again in December 2018, Pakistan’s Interior Minister (Sheryar Afridi) met JuD representatives,” he said.He also asked why no action has been taken by Pakistan against the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai and 2016 Pathankot cross-border terror attacks. “Why do they allow terrorists to use their soil? In 2018, the JuD opened centres in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” the spokesperson said. “This shows that terrorists continue to receive support from Pakistan.”Khan had recently said in an interview to a Turkish news agency that India has repeatedly rejected his peace overtures.As for Khan’s remarks about persecution of religious minorities in India, Kumar said: “Pakistan should be the last country to talk about plurality and an inclusive society.” RELATED ARTICLES Alok Verma quits govt service, says justice scuttled in his case Jan 12, 2019 0 288 SP-BSP alliance will humble BJP in LS polls: Akhilesh Jan 12, 2019 0 217 India being divided under Modi, help unite nation: Rahul to expats Jan 12, 2019 0 192 PM Modi to open Vibrant Gujarat Summit on Jan 18 Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit themed, ‘Shaping a New India’, on January 18 as the state gears up for its flagship biennial summit, which .. SC seeks action over illegal mining in Meghalaya New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked what action has been taken against the owner of the illegal coal mine located in East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya in which 15 miners are trapped since December 13. “What .. Protests against citizenship bill intensify in Meghalaya IANS Shillong Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill got louder in Meghalaya on Friday with three pressure groups burning the effigies of the NDA government and the legislation. In Shillong, activists of the .. Three Maoists arrested in Ranchi Ranchi: Three Maoist guerrillas were arrested with weapons here on Friday, police said. The Maoists, belonging to the outlawed People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), were arrested on the border of Ranchi and Khuti .. India’s 2nd moon mission in mid-April IANS Bengaluru India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 with a lander and rover will be attempted in mid-April, a top space official said on Friday. “We are targeting mid-April to launch Chandrayaan-2 as there were .. 12 boys paraded semi-nude in premises of govt company IANS Bhandara (Maharashtra) In a barbaric form of punishment, at least a dozen young boys were caught and allegedly paraded semi-nude inside the premises of a prestigious central government company on January 3, a top .. New drive launched to improve air quality AFP New Delhi India has launched a new campaign to improve air quality in more than 100 of its pollution-stricken cities, although an environment group said it lacked detail and the legal backing to ensure it is enforced. .. Soldier, officer killed in explosion near LoC in J&K Jammu: Two Army soldiers were killed on Friday in an explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district. Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said: “Today one officer and another .. Dera chief convicted for scribe’s murder IANS Chandigarh Holding him guilty of conspiracy to murder, a special CBI court in Haryana’s Panchkula town on Friday convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for the murder of journalist Ram Chander ..