New Delhi: India has hit out at Pakistan for glorifying terrorist Burhan Wani, saying Islamabad's terror support and sponsorship need to be condemned by 'one and all'.
In a strongly worded tweet, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, "First @ForeignOfficePk read frm banned LeT's script. Now Pak COAS (Pakistan army chief) glorifies Burhan Wani. Pak's terror support and sponsorship need to be condemned by one and all."
Baglay's comments came a day after Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa praised Burhan Wani, a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist who was killed in an encounter with security forces last year.
Wani was responsible for several attacks against security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday paid tribute to Wani, saying his death "The blood rendered by Burhan Muzaffar Wani has infused a new spirit in the freedom movement. The Kashmiri people are steadfast to take their movement to logical conclusion”.
Earlier this month, Pakistan dismissed the US designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a "global terrorist", saying it was not a UN decision but a move by the Trump administration to "appease" India.
At the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted Pakistan in a veiled attack. Some countries were using terror as a tool to achieve political objectives and pressed for “deterrent” action collectively by the G-20 members against such nations, he had said.