The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday condemned the twin militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and questioned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scheduled meeting with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaj Sharif on the sidelines of UN general assembly in New York.
Injured army jawans being evacuated from the attack site in Samba, Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI Photo)
The Prime Minister left for the US on Wednesday to attend the attend UN General Assembly meeting, during which he would hold talks with President Barack Obama besides having a dialogue with Nawaz Sharif.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has already expressed its opposition to the PM’s holding talks with his Pakistan counterpart, stating the atmosphere was not conducive for any such talks.
"All these years, since 2004, Pakistan has been indulging in cross-border terrorism, including the famous ones like the 26/11 attack on Mumbai. Then, recently, we have seen their behaviour on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, which is totally objectionable. So, is this the right atmosphere and the right time to talk to Pakistan at the summit level?" Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha had questioned on Wednesday.
The BJP leaders said the attacks only reflected that Pakistan was continuing with its strategy to strike at will through proxy war of terror and suggested there was no point in talking to the Pakistani side after its repeated mockery of India’s resolution-through-dialogue stand.
On Thursday, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "The Prime Minister had himself assured the nation through both Houses of Parliament after 26/11 and after beheading of two soldiers that second time we will not hold talks with Pakistan till it takes minimal action against terror."
"But what are we seeing on Thursday that Pakistan land is being used to attack and conduct terror attacks in India," he said.
Heavily-armed militants on Thursday morning attacked a police station in Kathua and an army camp in Samba, killing six persons, including security force personnel.
"We condemn the twin dastardly attacks. This shows that Pakistan continues on its strategy to strike at will through this proxy war of terror," he said.
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