Mumbai: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday called Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a ‘shaitan’ and held him, the Pakistani Army and the ISI responsible for the Pulwama terror attack which claimed the lives of at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials. Owaisi attacked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and asked him not to feign innocence and come out straight with regard to the dastardly terror attack.

He said that he feels grieved by the unfortunate incident and hit strongly at the Pakistan PM saying that speaking before TV camera would not end terrorism. The AIMIM president further lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed the Pulwama attack a political,  intelligence and diplomatic failure. He said, “I want to know how 200 kgs RDX reach the terrorists…. was the intelligence department sleeping after eating biryani.”

“I also say that it is diplomatic failure as PM Modi hosted Chinese president Xi Jingping in Ahmedabad but they support Pakistan,” he said.

Addressing a rally at the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai under the banner of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi along with Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh founder-president Prakash Ambedkar, Owaisi also questioned the delayed response of PM Modi on several other issues. “He is now saying we are not against Kashmiris but against terrorist… but he is not removing the (Meghalaya) governor (Tathagatha Roy)…on mob-lynching he spoke after six days, post Una, he spoke after 8 days, ” said Owaisi.