'Pakistan should refrain from communal incitement': India slams criticism of Ram temple bhoomi pujan

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava accused Pakistan of denying religious rights to its minorities and asked it to avoid interference in India's affairs

Press Trust of India August 07, 2020 10:13:14 IST
'Pakistan should refrain from communal incitement': India slams criticism of Ram temple bhoomi pujan

New Delhi: India on Thursday strongly rejected Pakistan's criticism of the launch of construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, and asked the neighbouring country to refrain from "communal incitement."

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also asked Pakistan to desist from interfering in India's affairs.

"We have seen the press statement by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on a matter internal to India. It should desist from interfering in India's affairs and refrain from communal incitement," Srivastava said.

"While this is not a surprising stance from a nation that practices cross-border terrorism and denies its own minorities their religious rights, such comments are nevertheless deeply regrettable," he added.

Pakistan on Wednesday criticised the foundation laying of the Ram temple.

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