Soon after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hailed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani during his speech at the United Nation General Assembly, many have aimed their guns at him. Criticising Sharif for his actions, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said that he had become “more and more disappointing” and India should work towards a different approach as talking to Sharif will be a “waste of time.”
In a conversation with ANI, Tharoor said, “Nawaz Sharif has become more and more disappointing. He is the same man who had welcomed PM for his birthday and is now hailing Burhan Wani.”
Talking about his speech which did not mention Uri attack and instead invoked Wani as a hero, Tharoor said, “this kind of nonsense really discredits the kind of responsible statements you expect from the Prime Minister of a country.”
The Congress leader also added that the world has seen that they (Pakistan) are exporting terrorists to India.
Sharif, while speaking at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) said, “Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian forces, has emerged as the symbol of the latest Kashmiri Intifada, a popular and peaceful freedom movement, led by Kashmiris, young and old, men and women, armed only with an undying faith in the legitimacy of their cause, and a hunger for freedom in their hearts.”
It was after his speech that, India on Thursday called Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism.
Meanwhile, one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian Army, which was carried out on Sunday in Kashmir’s Uri district, did not find any mention in the speech of the Pakistan Prime Minister.