New Delhi, May 13: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday said that India should invade Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and make it part of the country. Talking to news agency ANI, Ramdev said, “It is true that terrorists are trained in Pakistan, a solution to this problem is that India should invade PoK and make it a part of the country. India should also help in freedom of Balochistan, only then Pakistan will correct its course.”
Ramdev made this statement after Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday admitted that homegrown terrorist outfits were responsible for the 2008 attacks in Mumbai.
“Militant organizations are active. Call them non-state actors. Should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Why can’t we complete the trial?” Sharif said while giving an interview to Dawn.
On November 26, 2008, 10 armed Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists forced their way into Mumbai and carried out coordinated shooting and bombing. Commonly called the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the city was under siege till November 29. Coordinated attacks killed 166 and injured over 300. Only one of the terrorists, Ajmal Kasab, could be caught alive. On May 3, 2010, he was found guilty of 80 offences and was sentenced to death on four counts and to a life sentence on five counts. He was executed on November 21, 2012.
Sharif’s outburst comes at a time when he himself has been mired in controversy. Early in April, the Pakistan Supreme Court had disqualified him for life from holding any public office. In February, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified him as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions taken by him as the party chief stood “null and void”. The three-time prime minister was earlier disqualified by the apex court for failing to declare his assets while being the Prime Minister.