In a statement on Friday, the party said its workers would burn the effigy of Pakistan’s foreign minister and strongly condemn his “shameful” statement during Saturday’s protests in state capitals.
Bhutto made the remarks during a press conference at the United Nations in New York.
The kind of language that Bilawal Bhutto has used is extremely reprehensible, does not reflect true statesmanship and even crosses the line of decency in public life, the party said.
India’s foreign ministry also criticized Bhutto’s remarks, calling them “uncivilized and a new low even for Pakistan”.
Bilawal launched a personal attack on Modi and criticized the RSS after Foreign Minister S Jaishankar highlighted Pakistan’s support for various terrorist groups and described the country as “the epicenter of terrorism”.
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This is all that has happened since Bhutto’s remarks at the United Nations:
- BJP activists led by former corporal Sanjay Waghule staged a protest and chanted slogans outside Thane railway station, condemning remarks made by Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- BJP workers staged a protest in Mathura on Friday and burned an effigy of the Pakistani minister on Saturday. BJP state secretary general Govind Narayan Shukla said party workers would hold a protest in the capital Lucknow and every district on Saturday.
- Party workers also demonstrated in Jammu and held up placards reading “Shame on Pakistan”.
- On Saturday, All India Sufi Council Chairman Sajjadanashin Naseeruddin Chisti condemned Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto’s remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the language he used downgraded the position of not only his portfolio but also the whole nation. “Bilawal Bhutto has forgotten that the terrorist Osama bin Laden is not dead, but he was killed in Pakistan by US forces right under the noses of the Pakistani government,” Chisti added.
- The MEA said Bilawal’s frustration would be better directed at the masterminds of terrorist firms in his own country that have made terrorism a part of their state policy. “Pakistan needs to change its mentality or remain a pariah,” spokesman Arindam Bagchi said.
- “Pakistan is a country that glorifies Osama bin Laden as a martyr and is home to terrorists like (Zaki-ur Rehman) Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Sajid Mir and Dawood Ibrahim. No other country can boast of having 126 designated terrorists and 27 UN-designated terrorist entities,” Bagchi said.
- Dozens of BJP leaders and workers staged a protest near the Pakistan High Commission here on Friday over Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto’s remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Protesters also demanded an apology for Bhutto’s “insensitive” remarks.
- Protesters held up flags and placards, some of which read: “Pakistan aukaat mey aao aur Maafi mango” (Pakistan stay within your limits and apologize).