Islamabad, October 20: It is obvious the Shiv Se terror is getting out of hand, a Pakistani daily has said, describing the party as a “monster” and calling upon India to act against it. An editorial “Shiv Se madness” in The News Intertiol on Tuesday said the threat posed by “the hard-line right-wing Shiv Se group seems to be growing into a monster that may prove very hard to control”.
“The main thrust of the attack appears to be directed against anyone opposed to their extremist Hindu ideology; Pakistan and Pakistanis seem to be the main targets.”
Jammu and Kashmir legislator Engineer Rashid has “again been attacked - this time with ink - over his stance on the beef ban issue. On October 7 he had been beaten up by BJP members in the assembly a day after he had reportedly hosted a ‘beef party’,” the daily said.
The editorial said t is obvious “the Shiv Se terror is getting out of hand”.
“There have been repeated incidents over the past few months. Yes, the party has existed in the past and raised its ugly threats from time to time, but never with such force and venom. The fact that it is allied to the ruling BJP is of course a huge factor in the lack of government response to its extremist acts,” it added. The daily went on to say that for the sake of India, “its image and the region, New Delhi needs to act. Already, we see a huge gap opening up as far as relations between Pakistan and India go. It is hard to see how these will be patched over at any time in the near future”.
“Relations are now more fragile than has been the case for years and through the actions of the Shiv Se, we see how much hatred exists for Pakistan in a country that has always held high its secular and democratic values.” “What is even more disconcerting is that there has been little or muted reaction from intertiol human rights organisations. We hope to hear more intertiol concern in a situation that seems to be only becoming worse,” it added. (IANS)