MEA rebukes Pakistan for glorifying slain militant commander Burhan Wani

Baglay's comments came a day after Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa praised Hizbul Mujahideen commander Wani, who was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces last year. He was responsible for carrying out several attacks against security personnel in Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2017 5:11 pm
 burhan wani, hizbul mujahideen commander burhan wani, india, pakistan, india-pakistan relations, kashmir crisis, MEA, Gopal Baglay, india news, indian express A picture of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani is held up during a rally in Pakistan (Reuters)

Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan for eulogising militant commander Burhan Wani, the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday stated that Islamabad’s terror support and sponsorship need to be condemned by ‘one and all’.” “First @ForeignOfficePk read frm banned LeT’s script. Now Pak COAS (Pakistan army chief) glorifies Burhan Wani. Pak’s terror support and sponsorship need to be condemned by one and all,” MEA Spokesman Gopal Baglay said in a strongly worded tweet.

His comments came a day after Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa praised Hizbul Mujahideen commander Wani, who was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces last year. He was responsible for carrying out several attacks against security personnel in Kashmir, which has been on the boil since last July.

On Saturday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had paid tributes to Wani, saying his death “infused a new spirit in the struggle for freedom” in the Kashmir Valley. Meanwhile, Gen Bajwa said Wani’s sacrifice against “Indian atrocities” was a testimony of his resolve. “Sacrifices of #BurhanWani & generations against Indian atrocities are a testimony of their resolve,” Pakistan Army spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor quoted Gen Bajwa as saying on Twitter.

With PTI inputs

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    Kishen
    Jul 10, 2017 at 5:48 am
    No point in MEA rebuking "Beysharm" Pakistani civil or military leaderships. Let us give them another defeat like we gave them in 1971 when they surrendered thousands of their army men . Let us divide Pakistan into another two or three parts. Then only they may learn something
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      Ashok Kumar H
      Jul 10, 2017 at 1:07 am
      This act only shows deep frustration of our controversial neighbour . In J K there is a democratically elected govt. And J K is a secular state in India. Pakistan just can not digest this fact that India is shining and economically progressing in spite of cultural and religious diversity . Two nation theory has gone for a toss. Now Pak is trying fooling its own people and innocent Kashmiris into believing that they are doing some great job by supporting this terrorist. There is no development in Pakistan and common people are literally starving . Pak govt has mortgaged their country to China through CPEC to overcome poverty inflicted by decades of military rule. What a shame.
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        Mohammad Dar
        Jul 10, 2017 at 3:01 am
        hinduism frustration only in hindu immoral mind set of hogs of hinduism terrorism by faith, but a straight arrow of the truth, to state, right of self determination, of the Natives of the Kashmir, an inalienable right, to practice in peace, or a war against hind crime of hinduism occupation by force, by the hyenas of hinduism immorality, in human form.
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        Dumil
        Jul 10, 2017 at 12:43 am
        Time for freedom of Kashmere. I strongly feel if Kashmere is not free, India will break into pieces like the British empire crumbled after WWII. Or India can wait until it breaks into pieces. Then the fate of aryans will be to go back to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Steppes, P a k istan, Afghanistan from where exactly those barbARYANS came from!
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          Mohammad Dar
          Jul 10, 2017 at 3:03 am
          Go back? bite the dust, deserving of thousands of years. to enjoy peace , Islam, under the golden fundamental of Islam, human equality and human equal accountability.
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            Indian
            Jul 10, 2017 at 5:51 am
            Mohammad Dar Kafi time baad nazar aaye!.
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          Azeem Bokhari
          Jul 9, 2017 at 11:46 pm
          You glorify baloch separatist who even don't represent 2 of baloch.Pak glorify shaheed who represent 80 of kashmir.Face the reality..
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            Mota
            Jul 10, 2017 at 12:44 am
            Shaheed lol... Died like a rat... One that he really was.
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            Azeem Bokhari
            Jul 9, 2017 at 11:40 pm
            Pak cannot leave kashmir is on the mercy of Indians.Simple..
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              L bhadrapati Devi
              Jul 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm
              Pakistan is playing with terrorist and fire sometime catch on fire. The soul of Burman will again haunt Pakistan in turn.
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                Insaan
                Jul 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm
                The Indian news media is the one glorifying the slain terrorist by identifying him in the le as the militant commander! "MEA rebukes Pakistan for glorifying slain terrorist Burhan Wani" should have been the le.
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                  Rizwan Awan
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 9:19 pm
                  Who to glorify then? The Indian army Major who tied a Kashmiri civilian and drove him through the state for 5 hours?
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