India on Friday hit back at Pakistan for condemning New Delhi over hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru, warning Karachi not to interfere in its internal affairs and desist from supporting terrorism.
New Delhi reacted after the Pakistan National Assembly (the lower House of Pakistan Parliament) passed a resolution on Thursday condemning the hanging of Afzal Guru, who was convicted in 2001 Indian Parliament attack.
Both Houses of Parliament - Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha - on Friday rejected the resolution of the Pakistan National Assembly, warning Karachi not interfere in India's affairs.
"This House totally rejects the Resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on March 14, 2013. The House notes that Pakistan has committed that it would not allow its territory to be used for terrorism against India and only fulfilment of this commitment can be the basis for peaceful relations with Pakistan. The House rejects interference in the internal affairs of India and calls upon the National Assembly of Pakistan to desist from such acts of support for extremist and terrorist elements," said the resolution passed by the India Parliament.
"The House reiterates that the entire State of Jammu & Kashmir including the territory under illegal occupation of Pakistan is and shall always be an integral part of India. Any attempt from any quarter to interfere in the internal affairs of India will be met resolutely and with complete unity of our nations," it added.
Indian Parliament passed the resolution after the National Assembly had passed a resolution condemning the hanging of Afzal Guru and expressed concerns on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir aftermath the hanging of Guru. The resolution was moved by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam president Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Afzal Guru, a member of terror outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad, was secretly hanged at the Tihar jail in New Delhi on February 9 after being convicted of plotting the terror attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001 that killed nine people and injured over 10.
Meanwhile, the twist in Indo-Pak ties has hit the countries' sporting ties too with the scheduled hockey match series being scrapped. The Ministry of External Affairs has sent a letter to Hockey India, asking it to cancel the bilateral hockey series between India and Pakistan.
Pakistan were scheduled to play five games in India from April 5 to April 15, and India were supposed to play another five games in Pakistan from April 23 to May 2.