Taking a dig at Pakistan over its assertions in the wake of India’s cross-border surgical strike in Myanmar, Shiv Sena on Friday said the neighbouring country should not make such comments when it had kept silent over the killing of Osama bin Laden by American troops.
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ on Friday said that Pakistan first needs to tell the world why it did not dare to speak up against the US when its troops entered the country and killed dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden in 2011.
“Instead of taking lessons from the operation in Myanmar, Pakistan is using a language of warning India. It doesn’t suit… Pakistan to make such comments,” it said.
“American soldiers had trooped inside your country and killed Osama bin Laden and even took away his corpse with them. You should first tell the world why you did not utter a single word then,” it added.
In the wake of Indian Army’s successful cross-border strike in Myanmar targeting insurgent groups, Pakistan Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan had said, “Pakistan is not like Myanmar. Those having ill designs against Pakistan should listen carefully that our security forces are capable of giving matching response to any adventurism.”
Khan’s statement had come in response to Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s comment that the military action in Myanmar to hit back at the insurgents who had killed 18 soldiers in Manipur was a message to other countries.
Slamming Pakistan, the article added, “In the last few years, the US has carried out hundreds of drone attacks on Pakistan and killed over 3,000 people out of which 84 were terrorists. But, Pakistan kept on shouting that all those killed were innocent citizens. If that is the case, why is Pakistan sitting quietly against the US?”
“If Pakistan kept quiet then, why the unnecessary rhetoric against India now?”
“Thousands of Indians have been killed by terrorist strikes originating from Pakistan. But the Myanmar operation is a lesson to show that terrorism against India will not be tolerated anymore,” the Sena asserted.