Don't need 4-points, just address terror and let's talk: India to Pakistan

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United Nations, Oct 2: Rubbishing Pakistan's 4-point formula for peace, India on Oct 1 asserted that it is ready to discuss all issues if the neighbouring country addresses "just one" point of ending terrorism emanating from there as it proposed NSA-level talks to address the problem.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj referred to the perpetrators of 26/11 attacks who continue to roam freely in Pakistan and pressed the world community to ensure that countries which provide finances, safe havens and arms to terrorists "pay a heavy price".

Sushma Swaraj

A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raked up Kashmir, the Indian minister used the same forum to raise the issue of "illegal occupation of parts of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir" by Pakistan and said terror attacks from there are engineered to legitimise it.

She made it clear that terrorism emanating from Pakistan is hampering normalisation of bilateral relations as she underlined that "talks and terror cannot go together".

"Yesterday the Prime Minister of Pakistan proposed what he termed as a four-point new peace initiative. I would like to respond. We do not need four points, we need just one - give up terrorism and let us sit down and talk," Swaraj said while addressing the 193-member body.

She said this was precisely what was discussed and decided by the two Prime Ministers at Ufa this July.

PTI

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