With Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed reportedly terming India as “enemy number one”, the government today said India was a responsible power and would give befitting reply to any threat to it.
“These kind of elements keep threatening India. India is not a ordinary country. We are a responsible country, a responsible power. We will give befitting reply and in a responsible manner,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
He said the country was safe and secure and it will not give knee jerk reaction to such statement by anyone.
“Security agencies are alert and they act on every input,” he said.
The minister also asked the Pakistan government to act against Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai terror act.
According to media reports, Saeed, who is also chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, made an anti-India call at a rally in Peshawar in Pakistan.
He called India “the number one enemy”, the media reports said.
Last week, Saeed had pledged full support to Kashmiris in their “struggle for freedom” and said he backed ‘jihad’ in the troubled state in concert with Pakistani government and the army.
The terror mastermind also warned that the “movement for attaining freedom” will intensify in the coming days, forcing India to give up Kashmir.