A group of Hindu Mahasabha activists allegedly vandalised the Pakistan International Airlines office in Delhi on Thursday, protesting the recent attack on the Pathankot airbase. The incident occurred at the Barakhamba road in the National capital. About 5 people entered the office and started while the motive of such a reaction is yet to be ascertained, the office has been vandalised.
Deputy Commissioner of police (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal confirmed the development and said appropriate action will follow. “Around 3:15 PM, four persons entered the airlines office posing as customers and ransacked chairs and furniture. We have arrested a person. We can’t divulge more details right now,” DCP Jatin Narwal said.
The incident comes at a time when India and Pakistan relationship is at crossroads following the January 2 terror attack on the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot.
The Foreign Secretary-level talk between both the nations has also been rescheduled.
This is not the first time that right wing activists have engaged upon such aggressive posturing with many renowned Pakistani individuals including establishments like the embassy in the country facing a backlash from these groups.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup told a press briefing in New Delhi: “Law enforcement agencies will take action in connection with PIA office attack in Delhi.”
The development comes in the wake of the terror attack on Pathankot airbase believed to be carried out by Pakistani terrorists.
It followed shortly after Pakistan refused to confirm whether it has detained the chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group, Maulana Masood Azhar, in connection with the probe into the Pathankot terror attack.
Hindu Mahasabha had even launched a website devoted for Nathuram Godse in the last year. Godse, was the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist who killed Mahatma Gandhi. The website was launched today to commeorate November 15, which is known as ‘Balidan Diwas’, when Godse was hanged.