'Badla! Badla lo'- Sena tells Centre to take revenge from Pakistan

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai [India], Sept. 21 (ANI): Infuriated with the dastardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri Sector which claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers, the Shiv Sena has asked the Centre to take revenge from 'terrorist state' Pakistan. Asserting that Islamabad would only understand the language of force, the Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna, said that Pakistan is a 'brazen' nation and there was no point of defeating it with only words. "Pakistan is a terrorist nation. Why should efforts be made to declare it a terrorist nation? The whole world knows about the true colours of Pakistan. There is no point of sanctioning economic ban on it," the editorial said. The Sena urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stick to his promise wherein he gave the assurance of going after the perpetrators of the deadly Uri attack and not just get stick to mere words. In a series of tweets after the attack, the Prime Minister said: "I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished". He added, "We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their services to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families (of the Army jawans)". "The same statements were made after the Pathankot terror attack. But what happened? Instead of taking revenge, efforts were made to improve the relations. It seems that the sacrifice made by soldiers in Pathankot has gone in vain. At that time also, it was said that Pakistan would be taught a lesson. The same statements are being made today," the Shiv Sena said. Citing the example of Mahabharat, the editorial pointed out that India should take revenge from Pakistan in the same way as Bhim took the revenge from Kichak for 'Draupadi's cheer haran'. Four heavily armed militants had stormed the battalion headquarters of the Army in Uri, close to the Line of Control (LoC), in the wee hours on Sunday, killing 18 jawans and injuring more than 20 other personnel. In the encounter, the security forces neutralised all of them within hours. The terrorists, who attacked the military base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri, belonged to Pakistan's banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also branded Islamabad as a terrorist state and said the Asian neighbour should be isolated and sanctioned at international platforms. Pakistan has, however, flatly rejected New Delhi's claims of involvement in the Uri terror attack, stating that the latter has a traditional tendency to point fingers at the former whenever a terror attack takes place on Indian soil. Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh had also warned Pakistan in the wake of the Uri strike and said India reserves the right to respond to any act of the adversary. "We have the desired capability to reply to such blatant act of violence in a manner as deemed appropriate by us. We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at the time and place of our own choosing," he told the media in New Delhi. According to sources, India is set to raise the Uri attack at the 71st UNGA session and highlight Pakistan's alleged involvement in the deadly terror strike. According to sources, India will raise the matter in the U.N. General Assembly and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will strongly emphasise on Pakistan's involvement in her speech on September 26. (ANI)