A fuming India launched a no-holds-barred attack on Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari for his ‘uncivilised’ outburst against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the comments were a ‘new low’ even for that country.
The reaction came after Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, “I want to tell India that Osama bin Laden is dead, but the butcher of Gujarat lives and he is the Prime Minister of India.” Bhutto further added : “He (PM Modi) was banned from entering this country until he became the Prime Minister. This is the Prime Minister of the RSS and the Foreign Minister of the RSS. What is the RSS? The RSS takes inspiration from Hitler’s ‘SS’”.
As per PTI report, In a strong condemnation, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the Pakistan foreign minister’s ‘frustration’ would be better directed towards the masterminds of terrorist enterprises in his own country that has made terrorism a part of its ‘State policy’.
‘Pakistan is a country that glorifies Osama bin Laden as a martyr, and shelters terrorists like (Zaki-ur Rehman) Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Sajid Mir and Dawood Ibrahim. No other country can boast of having 126 UN-designated terrorists and 27 UN-designated terrorist entities,’ Bagchi said.
Bhutto-Zardari’s ‘uncivilised outburst’, Bagchi added, seemed to be a result of Pakistan’s increasing inability to use terrorists and their ‘proxies’.
The Pakistan foreign minister resorted to a personal attack against Modi and slammed the RSS after External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar highlighted Pakistan’s support to various terror groups and described the country as the ‘epicentre of terrorism’.
The BJP will hold protests in all the state capitals across the country on December 17 and its members will burn effigies of Pakistan and its foreign minister, according to the statement.
The BJP said the Modi government’s rescue mission for students during the Ukarine-Russia war saw even some Pakistani students being evacuated from the conflict zone. The mission was carried out under the guidance of Modi, it noted.
Bhutto’s statement against Modi is ‘highly condemnable and totally uncalled for.