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Official Spokesperson’s response to a query regarding the language used in the State Department’s notification designating Syed Salahuddin as terrorist

In response to a query regarding use of the term ‘Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir’ in the notification of the State Department designating Pakistan-based Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, the official spokesperson said:

”The use of the term ‘Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir’ merely affirms our position that Syed Salahuddin has been involved in cross-border terrorism against India. Similar term has been used in the State Department’s country reports on terrorism brought out every year, including in the period 2010 – 2013, in the context of cross-border terrorism perpetrated on India. India’s consistent position that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India is well known.

India has welcomed the designation of Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the US Administration. This long-awaited step had been under discussion.

The Joint Statement issued on June 26, 2017 after Prime Minister’s talks with President Trump is the strongest joint expression of the commitment of the two sides to be shoulder-to-shoulder in the fight against terrorism and calls on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries.”

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