Pakistan's allegation of India funding Taliban ridiculous: Krishna

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Bangalore, Oct 28 (ANI): India on Wednesday dubbed Pakistan's allegation that it was funding the Taliban as most ridiculous and rrational

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said: "India considers Taliban as a dreaded terror outfit, and wants Pakistan to take action against it along with other groups like Laskar-e-Toiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD)."

"This is the most ridiculous statement I have heard," he added.

"When such irrational statements are made we take up (with Pakistan) through diplomatic channels," Krishna said.

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik had on Monday claimed that India was fomenting unrest within Pakistan through steps such as funding Taliban fighters based along the border with Afghanistan.

In an interview, Malik said he was convinced that India is among certain hostile agencies that are backing the Taliban to create instability in Pakistan.

Krishna also said New Delhi has asked Islamabad to act against terror groups like the Laskar-e-Toiba and JuD which change names, ut breed terror. (ANI)

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