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NEW DELHI: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Pathankot terror attack, the Shiv Sena has took him to task for trusting Pakistan.
As the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot came just a week after Modi visited Lahore to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said in an editorial that Modi’s cup of tea with his Pakistani counterpart has cost India seven soldiers.
“Seven of our soldiers get martyred in return of a cup of tea with Nawaz Sharif. The incident has proven that our borders are not safe and our internal security is in a shambles. With the lives of six terrorists, Pakistan has managed to finish India’s self-respect,’’ the Sena editorial said.
It said, “The Prime Minister was in Lahore only last week as a guest of his counterpart Nawaz Sharif. At that time, we had warned him not to trust Pakistan.
“See how we have been betrayed today. If Pakistan wants to improve relations with India, they should immediately hand over Jaish-e-Mohammed’s Maulana Masood Azhar to India.’’
The Sena, which is a partner of the Modi government, said, “The attack has proven that our borders are not safe, India’s internal security is in a shambles and the only national work being done is giving condolences to the martyred on social networking sites.’’