India on Sunday asked Pakistan to immediately withdraw stamps issued to commemorate Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani, Times of India reported on Sunday.
India had mentioned it as one of the reasons for cancelling talks between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). While the stamps were first issued in July this year, Indian authorities have claimed that the stamps were re-issued around the time India confirmed the Qureshi-Swaraj meeting after receiving a proposal for the same from Prime Minister Imran Khan.
India also claimed that Pakistan was involved in the killing of a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier along the international border but Pakistan denied any involvement. While it had earlier been reported that the soldier’s body was found mutilated, BSF DG K K Sharma denied this on Friday claiming that firing by Pakistan’s Border Action Team had caused his death.
Pakistan though has denied its involvement altogether citing that the soldier’s death was probably a case of “fratricide”. Pakistan also to have offered a meeting to BSF between senior officers to cooperate on the issue and locate the exact spot where the incident might have taken place.