NEW DELHI (Agencies) India on Friday hit back at Pakistan rejecting as gratuitous its statements on Occupied Kashmir, saying they amounted to interference in the internal affairs of the country, Doordarshan news reports. New Delhi asked Islamabad to take effective action against infiltration from across the LoC and dismantle terror infrastructure there, as it is the people of the state who suffer from the consequences of terrorism allegedly fomented from across the border. Reacting sharply to statement of Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi asking India to exercise restraint in Kashmir, Indian External Affairs Ministry official spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said, India firmly rejects gratuitous statements issued by Pakistan on Jammu & Kashmir, which amount to interference in the internal affairs of India. Pakistan should take credible and effective action against infiltration from across the Line of Control and dismantle the terror infrastructure that exists in the territory under its control. This would be an important contribution towards safeguarding the welfare of the people of J&K, who suffer the consequences of terrorism fomented from across the Line of Control and the international border. He also said as a vibrant democracy, India has sufficient mechanisms and constitutional safeguards to address issues raised by its citizens in any part of the country. Reiterating Indias commitment to resolve issues of mutual concern with Pakistan through dialogue and peaceful means, Prakash said, however, Pakistan must fulfil its solemn commitment of not allowing territory under its control to be used for terrorism directed against India in any manner. This would be in the interest of Pakistan and of the international community, the spokesperson said.