Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India’s neighbouring country should stop glorifying terrorists. The apparent mention of slaim Hizbul-Mujahideen terrorist and Kashmiri separatist Burhan Wani and Pakistan’s continual support to him came from PM Modi in his third speech from Red Fort in New Delhi as Prime Minister of India on Independence Day.
The PM also showed gratitude to the people of Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK for their gesture of thanking him. “The way these people have showed respect for me, they have showed this respect for 1.25 billion Indians,” PM said.
Prior to that, setting an analogy between Peshawar terrorist attack and the recent Jammu and Kashmir unrest, PM Modi attacked Pakistan for trying to interfere in India’s internal matters. “When innocent kids were killed by terrorists in Peshawar school, our Parliament was shedding tears and the whole country was shedding tears for them. This is our culture and tradition,” said PM Modi.
He also mentioned how Pakistan observed ‘black day’ after the killing of Burhan Wani. “There are some who celebrate killing of innocents by terrorists and glorify them. What sort of terror-inspired government is that, the whole world knows about it,” he added.
The Prime Minister’s comments come at a time when leaders from both the countries have been in a war of words. The situation worsened after Pakistan accused India of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and hailed Wani as a leader of Kashmiri masses.
Earlier, on August 14, Pakistan President Manmoon Hussain had also raised Kashmir issue in his Independence Day speech and said that Pakistanis will continue to support them.