Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday gave a 48-hour deadline to all Pakistani actors and artists to leave India or the party will force them to go. Amey Khopkar of MNS said, “If the Pakistani actors don’t leave India, we will push them out.” The threat comes following the attack on an Army base in Uri by Pakistan-based terrorists which left 18 soldiers dead and over 20 injured. A high alert was yesterday sounded along the Mumbai coast and adjoining areas after a group of men were spotted moving suspiciously near a naval base at Uran in Raigad, leading to search operations by multiple agencies.
Yesterday, India branded Pakistan a “terrorist state” in a stinging response to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the UNGA; diplomat Eenam Gambhir described that as a “hypocritical sermon.” She said: “What we see in Pakistan is a terrorist state, which channelizes billions of dollars, much of it diverted from international aid, to training, financing and supporting terrorist groups as militant proxies against it neighbors.” Meanwhile, Border Security Force (BSF) today resorted to firing after noticing suspicious activity along LoC in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir. On Thursday, Pakistan air force closed a major highway to let it practice landing jets on the road, in what it said was routine training not related to heightened tension with India.