Shiv Sena slams Pak for inviting Hurriyat leaders

New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday slammed Islamabad for inviting Hurriyat leaders to their embassy on the occasion of ‘Pakistan Day’, and asked whether the neighbouring country deserves the goodwill shown by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government.

“Our Prime Minister and the Government should look into it. We want to have good relations witht tham, but do they deserve it. Look what is happening (Pakistan meeting Hurriyat),” SHiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI.

Even as SAARC Council of Ministers are slated to meet on March 17 in Nepal, Pakistan has invited Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to attend a function organised to commemorate ‘Pakistan Day’ at the Pakistan High Commission here on March 23.

A Hurriyat statement said, “Umar Farooq will lead a delegation of dozens of leaders to the Pakistan High Commission following an invitation for a function on ‘Pakistan Day’.”

“Besides Mirwaiz, we have received invitation for 35 leaders, including 20 from the Hurriyat and rest from the Awami Action Committee (AAC),” said media advisor to Mirwaiz, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam.

Earlier, Sartaj Aziz had called off his visit to India after New Delhi protested against the scheduled meeting between Aziz and Hurriyat leaders. (ANI)