New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Friday rejected Pakistan’s allegations of using chemical weapons by security forces against its own citizens and said that it is a weak attempt by them to make their false claims be heard by the international community. Also Read - China Pakistan Economic Corridor- Part 4- Chinese Mathematics of Debt

The MEA dismissed these allegations being levelled by Pakistan and said that they weren’t new and were unfounded. It said that India has time and again stated that it is opposed to the use of chemical weapons by anyone, at any time, anywhere. MEA also added that Pakistan has been repeatedly making such false claims and it is a matter of deep concern. Also Read - China Pakistan Economic Corridor: When China Invested in Pakistan, They Did The Math

It termed Pakistan’s actions as highly irresponsible and said that its main purpose behind levelling such allegations was to gain attention in the hope that its lies will be accepted at the international level. “They are acting in a highly irresponsible manner with the sole purpose of repeating untruths in vain hope that international community will start believing in their falsehood,” said the MEA. Also Read - Protesters Raise Placards of PM Modi, Other World Leaders at Pro-freedom Rally in Pakistan's Sindh

Meanwhile, after the government refused to resume dialogue with the new Pakistan government, the neighbouring country’s foreign office made it clear that it was reconsidering its earlier offer to open Kartarpura border for the Indian Sikh pilgrims. Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said during his weekly press briefing said, “The Kartarpur border issue — along with other matters — will remain pending if India doesn’t agree to hold talks with Pakistan.”

“Pakistan ‘could only try’ to co-exist peacefully with its neighbour,” Faisal said, alleging that Indian security forces had killed nearly 18 Kashmiris in the last two weeks. “India is using chemical weapons on unarmed citizens of occupied Kashmir. We strongly condemn Indian aggression,” the spokesperson alleged. “We want to resolve the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”