New Delhi, Oct 13: Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs raised concerns over the attempts made by regional political forces to disrupt the event being attended by Islamabad’s former minister Khurshid Kasuri. It condemned the actions of Shiv Sena trying to intimidate the organizers in strict terms and recommended India to take action against the fringe. However, New Delhi struck back to the advice given from its immediate neighbours, saying that Pakistan is in no position to “lecture” India. Also Read - Sadhu Killings ‘Adharma’ in Maharashtra But Just Another Incident in Other States, Sanjay Raut Questions Double Standards
A day after the controversial book launch of Kasuri, Pakistan government raised the matter by with the Indian authorities. “We noted with concern attempts to disrupt functions organized in respect of Pakistani personalities on visit to India. Attempts were made to disrupt function in Mumbai organized for Mr. Khurshid Kasuri, former Foreign Minister of Pakistan. There is a need to ensure that such incidents do not reoccur: Pak Foreign Ministry on Kasuri book launch issue,” said a statement released Pakistan MoFA. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Calls Out Sanjay Raut for 'Making Mockery of Demolishing Her Office', Takes a Jibe at Mumbai Power Cut
Responding to the scathing remarks made by Pakistan, New Delhi replied: “India don’t need lecture from Pakistan. Pakistan is not an embodiment of tolerance; We are capable of resolving our internal issues.” Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Sena Likely to Contest on 50 seats; Uddhav, Aaditya Thackeray May Address Virtual Rallies
India also slammed Pakistan for aborting the dialogue process between the two nations. “India was open for NSA level talks in New York, Pakistan was not; India was adherent to agenda agreed upon in Ufa, Pakistan wasn’t. India is still open for talks, but terrorism should be the central issue. But they want to derail the process by including Hurriyat as third party,” a source within the government was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.