‘Contravention of international norms’: India slams Pak for unilaterally stopping postal mail service
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Monday slammed Pakistan after it unilaterally stopped the postal mail services between the two nations and said that the move was in contravention of international norms.
Addressing an event, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Pakistan resorted to the move without giving any prior notice to India.
“Pakistan's decision is directly in contravention of international postal union norms. But Pakistan is Pakistan,” said Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad.
“Pakistan without any prior notice or information has stopped sending postal department's letter to India,” the minister added.
This comes a day after the Indian Army destroyed terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) killing at least 6-10 Pakistani soldiers and far more number of terrorists.
#WATCH "For the last two months, Pakistan has stopped postal service from India. It's directly in contravention of the World Postal Union's norms," says, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad pic.twitter.com/gm04ITuq3z— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019
The Army attacked the terror launch pads in the Neelam valley in PoK after two Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani soldiers on the intervening night of October 19-20.
"On the basis of reports that we have been getting, 6 to 10 Pakistani soldiers have been killed, three terrorist camps have been destroyed. A similar number of terrorists have also been killed," said Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday evening.
The Army chief also said that the army used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps in Jura, Athmuqam and Kundalsahi in PoK adding that the security force has been getting repeated inputs of infiltration across the borders following the abrogation of Article 370 to disturb the peace and harmony in the valley.
Tensions between India and Pakistan increased after India ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two union territories.
Pakistan has continuously tried to internationalise the issue and claimed that New Delhi is protecting the human rights of the people of Kashmir. India, however, has dismissed all the claims of Pakistan saying that Islamabad has no locus standi over Kashmir.
(With PTI inputs)
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