A day after the Pulwama attack in which more than 40 CRPF soldiers were being killed, India summoned Pakistan’s envoy over the deadly attack and served a diplomatic notice demanding Islamabad take action against the militant group that has taken responsibility for the attack.
The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed said one of its suicide bombers had carried out the attack on a bus carrying Indian paramilitary forces on a Kashmir highway, killing 44 of them on Thursday.
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called Pakistan’s ambassador Sohail Mahmood and “issued a very strong demarche in connection with the terrorist attack in Pulwama yesterday,” the source said.
Pakistan has condemned the attack and denied any complicity.
India also appealed to all members of the international community to back the naming of Masood Azhar as a UN-designated terrorist and to ban terrorist organizations operating from territories controlled by Pakistan, a clear reference to China which has been blocking all efforts to ban Azhar at the United Nations.
The US has also asked Pakistan to “immediately end support and safe haven to all terrorist groups”.