An Indian television journalist was reportedly asked to leave a news briefing of Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry (pictured above) in New York on Monday, NDTV reported. Someone at the press conference in Roosevelt Hotel said, "Iss Indian ko nikalo [Remove this Indian]," pointing at NDTV's Namrata Brar. No other Indian journalist was allowed to attend the briefing either, the news channel reported.
The incident points to how much ties between India and Pakistan have deteriorated after Sunday's attack on the army base camp in Kashmir's Baramulla district of Uri. The attack, which the Indian Army believes was orchestrated by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed, left 18 jawans dead and 19 others injured.
India has said it has found evidence linking the attack to Pakistan. Army officials said they have uncovered GPS trackers that show their starting points in Pakistan, and arms marked with the insignia of the Pakistan Army.
India has also decided to "diplomatically isolate" Pakistan at all international fora even as Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues to raise the issue of alleged human rights violations in Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly. Sharif, who refused to answer questions on the Uri attack, will seek intervention in meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Prime Minister Theresa May.