New Delhi (Web Desk): A day after the US military targeted alleged Islamic State (IS) hideouts with the “Mother Of All Bombs” (MOAB), a Hindu hardliner called for India to “bomb Pakistan” to free jailed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The hard-line organisation Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist Pravin Togadia, India should bomb Pakistan to secure Jadhav’s release as well as “carpet bomb” Kashmiri ‘militants’ to counter militancy, Hindustan Times reported.
While addressing a gathering in Jamshedpur, Pravin praised US President Donald Trump for targeting the alleged militant hideouts, and urged New Delhi to “learn from the approach.”
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“Trump showed how it’s America First for him by bombing IS hideouts in Afghanistan, which is more than 10,000 kilometres from Washington,” he said.
“Our government should show similar resolve of India First by bombing Pakistan, which is barely 800 kilometres from New Delhi and securing the Indian soldier’s release,” he added.
Pravin also asked the Indian government to crackdown on ‘militants’ who, he said, are battling security forces, amid rising hostility between civilians and military, in occupied Kashmir.
The hardliner went on to add that “it’s time we show no leniency and bomb them else the enemies will spread to other states and talk of breaking the country into pieces.”
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Pakistan on Friday revealed for the first time the full charge sheet as well as timeline of the proceedings against Jadhav. Further, the underlined message from Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was that both the sides needed ‘diplomacy’ to defuse the brewing tensions before they become even more serious.
Jadhav – who was caught from Balochistan last year and who has confessed to fomenting terrorism in Pakistan – was awarded the death penalty in an unprecedented decision that immediately sparked a bitter diplomatic spat between the two hostile neighbours.
Pakistan has also been advocating the cause of Kashmiris who have remained victims to continued violence, particularly since the last two decades, sometimes by use of the controversial pellet guns, by Indian security forces.