New Delhi: India on Thursday (October 7) said that while it condemns terror attacks on civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is also raising the much disturbing menace of cross-border terrorism at various platforms.
"We are worried about the cross border terrorism and are discussing the issue at various platforms," MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi told reporters while answering questions at a press briefing here.
"We strongly condemn such attacks," he remarked.
It may be mentioned that because of certain repeated attacks on civilians, including teachers, the Jammu and Kashmir government (UT administration) has said that certain elements are making efforts to create communal tension.
Two teachers were killed in a terrorist attack at a government school in the Eidgah area of Srinagar on Thursday. A day before, a hawker was shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar.
The incident took place near Madina Chowk, Lalbazar. The ill-fated victim, Virender Paswan, hails from Bihar's Bhagalpur region. Makhan Lal Bindroo, a businessman, was also killed by terrorists in Srinagar on Tuesday.
Boundary issue with China:
Speaking at the media briefing, MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi said India expects China to work towards early resolution of the remaining issue in Eastern Ladakh.
"It is our expectation that China will work towards early resolution of the remaining issue ….," he said and suggested that China should fully abide by the bilateral agreements and protocols.
He also said that External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, met Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and both leaders discussed the border tensions.
"We have given many statements on the issue. Earlier, we said that provocative unilateral measures of China result in disturbance of peace and tranquillity. We have repeated this many times," he said.
More than 12 rounds of military talks and a series of diplomatic parleys have been held between two sides.