Jitendra calls terrorist attack an eye-opener for those seeking AFSPA revocation
NEW DELHI: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today took a dig at the allied partners PDP, saying that the militant attack in Kathua district should be an “eye opener” for those who advocate for withdrawal of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir and demanded taking “appropriate” steps to contain terrorism spreading out from Pakistan.
Congress veteran leader from the state Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the terror attack is “backstabbing” on the part of Pakistan and said militancy and peace can’t go hand-in-hand.
Jitendra Singh, said the attack showed that Pakistan would not mend its ways and it called for an “appropriate position” to deal with issue of cross border terror.
“As an elected representative from Kathua, two important observations come to my mind that possibly Pakistan is refusing to mend its ways and, therefore, we would have to take an appropriate position to that extent.”
“Secondly and most importantly, I think this should also be an eye opener and loud and clear message for those political votaries who have been advocating revocation of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, partially or wholly,” Singh said.
He further said that there is “zero tolerance” policy towards terrorist activities in Center.