Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif talked like the supreme commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, said BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, furiously reacting to Sharif’s speech at the United Nations.
Criticising Pak PM’s praising of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Muzaffar Wani, Ram Madhav said he was at his “pathetic best”.
Following his speech at the UN, Nawaz Sharif faced severe criticism from different corners for diverting the attention world from the terrorist attack at Uri to Kashmir.
Although he condemned terror perpetrators during the speech, he praised Burhan Wani for becoming the face of the so-called uprising in Kashmir or the Kashmir Intifada.
Talking to media, Madhav said: “”It is so pathetic to see the Prime Minister of Pakistan campaigning for the cause of UN designated terror organisation. It clearly shows that there is no need for any further explanation and we can straightaway declare Pakistan as a terrorist state.”
In his address to the UNGA, the Pakistani Premier had referred to slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a “young leader murdered by Indian forces”. Sharif went on to say that Wani had “emerged as the symbol of the latest Kashmiri Intifada, a popular and peaceful freedom movement, led by Kashmiris, young and old, men and women, armed only with an undying faith in the legitimacy of their cause, and a hunger for freedom in their hearts.”
Reacting to Sharif’s remarks at the UN, minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar said India “will not succumb to blackmail tactics of the Pakistan Government that seems eager to use terrorism as policy”.
Sharif’s stand triggered a strong reaction in India with many Indian leaders openly denouncing his stance. Calling the Pakistani PM’s statements “ridiculous”, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “Pakistan doesn’t realise that when they speak like this they are making a joke out of themselves.”