Hindu extremist party, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and “teach a lesson” for its continued intrusions in Indian borders.
In an edit in the party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Thackery said that recently Pakistan attacked 13 border villages, fired at 22 outposts in Jammu, leaving two dead and many more injured, compelling people from those villages to flee.
“This is the biggest incident of its kind since 2003. In fact, in the past one month or so, Pakistan has carried out 25 similar attacks on Indian territories. But we have kept mum – like some damp fire-cracker,” Thackeray said.
Terming as “a matter of serious concern” the Pakistani high commissioner in India holding talks with Kashmiri separatists, the Shiv Sena chief said it is “futile” to hold any more talks with the neighbouring country.
“India responded by cancelling the secretary-level talks, but that is not enough – Now, we must enter their borders and knock them down,” Thackeray urged.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has assured a “suitable response” to the “Pakistani aggression” and Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Border Security Force to initiate counter-measures, he added.
“Now, the country is expecting that we should set fire to Pakistan’s tail and reduce it to ashes – Don’t make any further delay. Act and show that this is a “manly” country. Prove to the people of India that a “macho” government has taken over in New Delhi. This is our plea to the centre,” Thackeray added.