New Delhi, Feb 6: India slammed Pakistan for allowing banned militant groups to hold a meeting in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on Feb 4. India was also of the opinion that such meetings would give 'license' to terror outfits to operate more freely.
Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and other 12 alliance groups met in Muzzaffarabad on Wednesday, Feb 4.
The meeting was organised by the United Jihad Council. They called upon the Pakistani government to release 150 Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa activists arrested by Pakistan after the Mumbai attacks.
"No effort was made by Pakistan authorities to curb the activities of these groups," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash told reporters in New Delhi.
"We strongly condemn the license that banned terrorist organisations continue to enjoy in territory under Pakistan's occupation," he said.
It was the first public meeting of militant groups in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir since 10 terrorists killed 165 people in Mumbai terror attacks in November.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)