Islamabad, Oct 26: While the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra continues to target Pakistan in every possible way, a campaign has now been launched in Pakistan seeking a ban.
Pakistan has decided to now launch a worldwide campaign against the Shiv Sena and have it declared a terrorist outfit, a report in The Nation states.
The report in the nation.com.pk states that Shiv Sena has been harassing the minorities living in India. Although the party's primary base is still in Maharashtra, it has tried to expand to a pan-Indian base.
It has been seen by some as a terror group and blamed for the 1970 communal violence, 1984 Bhiwandi riots, and violence in the 1992-1993 Bombay riots.
Will take up the matter with the world
The Nation while quoting a senior foreign ministry official in Pakistan says that Shiv Sena has crossed ‘all the limits' and Pakistan will take its case to the world.
"They have been disgracing our leaders, our country and our artists. They have been attempting to crush the Muslims in India itself. This needs world attention. If outfits in Pakistan can be banned for terrorism, why not those in India," he told The Nation.
During Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's just concluded visit to the United States, Washington clearly showed its tilt towards India as it pushed Islamabad to ‘do more' in the fight against terrorism and denied an ‘India-type' civil nuclear deal.
The only good thing coming from the visit was Washington's support for democracy and desire for dialogue between Pakistan and India.
The Pakistan People's Party has also moved the parliament to protest against the Shiv Sena's highhandedness. The party has submitted a resolution in Parliament seeking to declare Shiva Sena an international terrorist outfit.