New Delhi, July 9: India on Sunday said the Pakistan government was “reading” from Lashkar-e-Taiba’s terror script in hailing Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani whose death on July 8 last year sparked months long deadly unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
Exterl Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay condemned in a tweet the praises showered upon Wani and other Kashmiri militants by the Pakistan government and its army on his first death anniversary.
“First @ForeignOfficePk (Pakistan Foreign Office) read from banned LeT’s script. Now Pak COAS (Chief of Army Staff) glorifies Burhan Wani. Pakistan’s terror support and sponsorship need to be condemned by one and all,” Baglay tweeted. The tweet was in response to Pakistan using Wani’s death anniversary on Saturday to rake up the Kashmir issue.
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that Kashmiris had the right to self-determition. Bajwa said Hizbul Mujahideen militant Wani’s “sacrifice” was “testimony” of his and his generation’s “resolve” against “Indian atrocities.” Even Pakistan Prime Minister waz Sharif paid tributes to Wani, saying his death had “infused a new spirit in the struggle for freedom” in Jammu and Kashmir. (IANS)