Irked India gives a frustrating response to Pakistani PM Imran Khan statement

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Irked India gives a frustrating response to Pakistani PM Imran Khan statement

NEW DELHI - Irked India gives a frustrating response to Pakistani PM Imran Khan statement.

India on Friday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for giving an open call for 'jihad' against India, adding that it is a serious matter and not normal.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also called Pakistan's decision, to sponsor a march from Pakistan Kashmir to Line of Control (LoC), a provocative and irresponsible step.

In a press briefing, Kumar condemned the act saying, "It's provocative and irresponsible. We condemn it. He doesn't know how to conduct international relations. It's not normal behaviour. The most serious thing is he gave an open call for jihad against India which is not normal."

On Thursday, the Indian Army said that it was fully prepared to foil a march planned to be held on Friday involving some people from PoK to LoC. The aim of the march is to create disturbances over the Abrogation of Article 370.

Army sources told news agency ANI, "We are fully prepared to tackle the march of the Pakistan Kashmir locals to the LoC in Kashmir valley. We will act against them as per the laid down standard operating procedures," Indian Army sources said.