India criticizes Pakistan for calling RSS, Shiv Sena, VHP and Bajrang Dal ‘terror organisations’
The official spokesperson of Pakistan Foreign Ministry had Thursday alleged that “terror organizations such as RSS, VHP, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and other terror elements” are engaged in a drive to change demography of Kashmir, Hindustan Times reported.
India Friday slammed Pakistan for labeling Indian “political parties and social organizations”, including the RSS — the ruling BJP’s ideological mentor — as terrorist outfits, calling it a “desperate attempt” at deflecting international focus from Islamabad’s complicity in “spawning” terrorist groups like LeT, JuD and JeM.
In response to a query on the Pakistan foreign ministry’s “recent comments on Jammu & Kashmir and slander against Indian organisations”, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said, “Labelling bonafide Indian political parties and social and cultural organisations as terrorist organisations seems a desperate attempt to deflect international focus from Pakistan’s own complicity in spawning internationally proscribed organisations like LeT, JuD and JeM, which continue to target Pakistan’s neighbours.”
The Pakistan foreign ministry had first described the RSS and Shiv Sena as “Hindu extremist and terrorist organisations” on December 15.