India slams Pakistan for glorifying Burhan Wani

Nawaz Sharif yesterday paid tributes to Wani, saying his death infused a new spirit in the struggle for freedom.

Published: 09th July 2017 03:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2017 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

MEA Spokesperson Gopal Baglay | ANI

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Once again on Sunday, India appealed to the global community to condemn Pakistan for supporting and sponsoring terror.

The call came in the wake of the Pakistan Army praising slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on his death anniversary.

“First Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs read from banned LeT’s script. Now, Pakistan COAS glorifies Burhan Wani,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay.

“Pakistan’s support and sponsorship for terrorism needs to be condemned by one and all.”

Baglay was referring to a statement made by Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday, praising Wani.

“Kashmiris have the right of self determination. Sacrifices of Burhan Wani and generations against Indian atrocities are a testimony of their resolve,” he was quoted as having said by Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also offered tributes to Wani on Saturday.

“The blood rendered by Burhan Muzaffar Wani has infused a new spirit in the freedom movement. The Kashmiri people are steadfast to take their movement to its logical conclusion.”

At the G20 summit that concluded on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for action against countries that provide a platform to terror organisations for political benefits.

Bracketing Pakistan-based terror groups like LeT and JeM, with ISIS and al-Qaeda, Modi called on G20 nations to “collectively oppose terror financing, franchises, safe havens, support and sponsors.”

Meanwhile, Islamabad summoned India’s deputy High Commissioner for the second consecutive day over alleged ceasefire violations along the LoC.

Pakistan claimed three civilians were killed on Saturday in Chirikot and Satwal Sectors by the Indian Army. India responded that ceasefire violations were initiated by Pakistani troops.


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