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BJP holds protests against Bhutto’s remarks

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Srinagar: Like elsewhere in the country, BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit also staged a protest here on Saturday against Pakistan Foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto over his personal remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP workers raised slogans against Bhutto and demanded an apology from him.

The protest was taken out from the party’s office in the Jawahar Nagar area here.

“This march is part of the country-wide protests by the BJP against Bhutto’s shameless comments against our beloved prime minister. This protest is against Pakistan which is a terror state,” the party’s Kashmir media incharge, Manzoor Ahmad, told reporters.

The party said the protests will continue till Bhutto tenders an apology.

“This is a protest against the Pakistan government. We appeal it to hang Bhutto and until he apologises to the people of India, protests will continue,” party activist Mohammad Yusuf Dar said.

BJP leaders and workers took out marches in various state capitals, burnt Bhutto’s effigies, called him a “‘vidwesh mantri’ (hatred minister)” and demanded he apologize to the 135 crore people of India.

“India came together to condemn and protest Bhutto’s uncivilized and distasteful comment on PM Modi,” the party said, adding that protests were held in every state.

The Pakistani foreign minister made remarks against PM Modi and slammed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) after India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar highlighted at the United Nations Security Council meeting Pakistan’s support to various terror groups and described the country as the “epicentre of terrorism”.

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