Indian high commissioner returns to Islamabad

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Slamming Islamabad for continuing to deny that JeM's roots were in Pakistan, Kumar said: "It is unfortunate that Pakistan still continues to deny JeM's own claim of carrying out the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, reports IANS".

"This government will not allow Pakistan's land to be used for any kind of outside terrorism", Khan said while addressing a rally in southern Pakistan.

Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mehmood, who was called back to Islamabad following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, has been sent back by the Imran Khan government. Jaish-e-Mohammed is a United Nations-designated terrorist group that has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks and is a threat to regional stability.

On Monday, Pakistan announced a new crackdown against militants and by Thursday, 182 religious schools run by banned groups had been seized, and more than 120 people detained. "Pak Foreign Minister said that they (JeM) have not claimed responsibility of the attack, there is some confusion - Is Pakistan defending the JeM?" the Kumar asked.

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He said that Foreign Secretary Vijay K. Gokhale and the spokespersons of the Indian Armed Forces have already briefed the media on the action taken by New Delhi against the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror outfit.

"These actions are in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1267".

India launched a "non-military, pre-emptive" counter-terror operation in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26. "Repeated requests by us and the global community for Pakistan to take action against such groups have been met with denial", Kumar said.

His article came days after Pakistan, under huge global pressure after the Pulwama terror attack and India's air strikes against a JeM terrorist camp in Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on February 26, started taking actions against some of the terrorist outfits and their leaders over the past few days. One day later Pakistan responded with fighter jets crossing into Indian-administered Kashmir. "Masood Azhar is the founder and leader of JEM", he said.

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