Lashing out at Pakistan, Shiv Sena said that by arresting a fan of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli for hoisting Indian tricolour atop his home while terrorists are “roaming free” on its soil, the neighbouring country has once again displayed its hatred for India.
The ruling coalition partner also sought to know when Indian government would take action against anti-national elements and “disloyal Pakistan-lovers”.
“Umar Draz’s house was raided and he was charged with committing an offence against his country (Pakistan). Was his mistake really this big?” an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said here.
“Those who attacked the Indian Parliament, (those who) were responsible for the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai and recently for the attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot are roaming free in Pakistan. By arresting the youth, the country (Pakistan) has once again displayed to the world its hatred for India,” it said.
Umar Draz, 22, a tailor by profession from Okara district of Punjab province in Pakistan and a die-hard fan of Indian batsman Virat Kohli, was arrested on January 26 when India beat Australia in a T20 match in which Kohli scored 90 runs.
He is facing up to 10 years imprisonment.