India Rejects Demand for UN Probe

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NEW DELHI: India Thursday rejected Pakistan’s demand that the UN be asked to probe allegations that Pakistani troops killed and beheaded two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir as Indian political parties called for “tough” action against Pakistan.

“That (Pakistan’s) demand is rejected out of hand. We will not internationalise the issue nor go to the United Nations,” Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

He said the cabinet committee on security was briefed about the Tuesday killings near the Line of Control (LoC).

“Our report is that the Indian forces did not violate the ceasefire (in place in LoC since 203),” he said.

The website of the U.N. Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan says that India has not lodged a complaint with the group since January 1972, though Pakistan has continued to lodge complaints and report ceasefire violations. Agencies

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