Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Maulana Masood Azhar was overwhelmed with emotion after he hearing Rahul Gandhi refer to him as Masood Azhar ji.
Sources close to him say that man accused of carrying out terror activities in India was close to tears at the respect shown by leaders of neighboring country while his own PM was treating him like a criminal
“After he saw Rahul Gandhi’s speech, he couldn’t control himself. He spent the rest of the evening gazing out of the window while shedding a few tears. We tired to console him but he requested to be left alone. Itni izzat to hamare Wazir-e-Azam se bhi nahi mili. Isliye thoda sentiyapa ho gaye hai,” said a source.
Azhar has been facing the heat for quite some time now with clamp down on is activities and mounting pressure to call him a global terrorist.
Insiders say that last few months have not been particularly good for him as the local media too not giving him the respect that he claims he deserves.
While addressing his followers, Masood Azhar praised Rahul for his speech while calling it statesmanlike. He didn’t mince words while speaking about Imran’s leadership and even asked the PM to learn tehzeeb from Rahul.
Imran Khan, while responding to Azhar in a conciliatory tone said that the clampdown has been to due to international pressure as the Balakot air strike has drawn global attention.
Sources close to the PM say that he has reached out to Masood Azhar and promised to make up for the clampdown after the Balakot issue dies down.
“Imran has offered to drive the JeM Chief around the town in his car as a peace gesture,” revealed the source.