India angry as Palestinian envoy in Pakistan shares stage with Hafiz Saeed
New Delhi : A week after India voted against US President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinian envoy to Pakistan, Waleed Abu Ali, shared stage with 26/11 terrorist attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Rawalpindi.
Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar registered India's discomfort soon after pictures made their way on the social media.
New Delhi would take up the matter “strongly” with the Palestinian government, Raveesh said.
"We have seen reports in this regard. We are taking up the matter strongly with the Palestinian ambassador in New Delhi and with the Palestinian authorities," he added.
The rally was organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, a coalition of hardline Islamic parties in Pakistan that campaigns aggressively against India and the United States, in Rawalpindi’s Liaqat Bagh on Friday.
Interestingly, it was the same place where former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto addressed her last public rally on December 27, 2007.