‘Brazen Attempt To Violate India’s Sovereignty’: Pakistan High Commissioner Summoned Over Qureshi’s Hurriyat Call

‘Brazen Attempt To Violate India’s Sovereignty’: Pakistan High Commissioner Summoned Over Qureshi’s Hurriyat CallPakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Yasbant Negi/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Wednesday (30 January) summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood in connection with the telephonic conversation Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had with Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Mehmood was conveyed that Qureshi’s action was a brazen attempt to subvert India’s unity and to violate its territorial integrity and sovereignty, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, reports New Indian Express.

"The High Commissioner of Pakistan was summoned by the Foreign Secretary tonight (30 January) in connection with the telephone conversation initiated by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from the All Parties Hurriyat Conference," the MEA said in a statement.

"Foreign Secretary conveyed the Government of India’s condemnation in the strongest terms of this latest brazen attempt by Pakistan to subvert India’s unity and to violate our sovereignty and territorial integrity, by none other than the Pakistan Foreign Minister," added the statement.

Foreign secretary also conveyed to the Pakistani High Commissioner that the Pakistan’s foreign minister’s act has yet again confirmed that Pakistan officially abets and encourages individuals associated with terrorism and anti-India activities, the MEA said.

“The Pakistan High Commissioner was categorically informed by the Foreign Secretary that the Government of India expects Pakistan to desist forthwith from such actions. He was cautioned that persistence of such behaviour by Pakistan will have implications,” said MEA.