In a resolution passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, the two houses of the Indian Parliament strongly rejected a resolution passed by the Pakistan National Assembly on Tuesday, blaming India for aggression along the Line of Control (LoC).
"This House rejects and deplores the resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on Aug 13, 2013, and the Provincial Assembly of Punjab which makes absolutely baseless and unfounded allegations against the Indian Army and the people of India," the resolution said.
It also hit back at Islamabad's mention of Kashmir, saying, "The entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, including the territory forcibly and illegally occupied by Pakistan is an integral part of India, and will always remain so."
The resolution came a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the occasion of the nation's independence day.
New Delhi is "committed to pursue peace and cooperation between India and Pakistan", Singh said.
Ties between the two countries soured this month after the killing of five Indian soldiers in an ambush by Pakistani troopers along the LoC in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Aug 6.
Indian Defence Minister AK Antony last Thursday made a statement in the Lower House of the Indian Parliament holding that special troops of Pakistani army were involved in the attack.
However, Pakistan had earlier denied the allegations and said the country's troops did not kill the Indian soldiers in an overnight attack on a patrol party along the LoC.
--IBNS (Posted on 15-08-2013)