India’s hanging of a Kashmiri man convicted in a terror attack is threatening to damage further relations with Pakistan.
New Delhi reacted angrily to a resolution adopted by Pakistan’s National Assembly condemning the execution last month of Mohammed Afzal Guru, who was convicted in a deadly 2001 attack on India’s Parliament, accusing its neighbor of interfering in its internal affairs.
India’s Parliament passed a resolution of its own yesterday, insisting the Pakistani assembly “desist from acts of support for extremist and terrorist elements.”
A proposed home-and-away field hockey series between the nations’ teams also was called off yesterday on the advice of India’s Foreign Ministry.
“I hope they (Pakistan) will get the message,” said Salman Khurshid, India’s foreign minister.
Tensions also rose this week when India accused Pakistan of involvement in an attack on Wednesday in the Indian portion of Kashmir that killed five paramilitary soldiers.
Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the militants were carrying a diary with Pakistani phone numbers and a tube of skin ointment manufactured in Karachi.
Pakistan denied the attackers came from its territory.

source: www.arabnews.com