India’s far-right Shiv Sena party has thanked Islamabad for calling it a terrorist organisation.
“If Pakistan considers us as its enemy, it is a matter of pride. It is like getting Mahavir Chakra,” stated an editorial in Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece, Saamna.
According to India Today, an article titled Shiv Sena ko Mahavir Chakra, Shukriya Pakistan said, “Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray had said that it was a matter of pride for him to be in the hit list of Pakistani terror groups. Pakistan’s appeal from the international community against Shiv Sena is a stamp on our pure nationalism,”
These remarks came after Pakistan had appealed to the international community to take notice of “Shiv Sena’s terrorist activities”.