Swamy flays Govt's 'soft' approach to terrorism

Updated on Sep 15, 2008 05:04 PM IST

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Monday demanded a "White Paper" on what action had been taken to tackle terrorism in the country.

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PTI | By, Madurai

Accusing the government of a "soft" approach to terrorism and ascribing it as the main reason for "repeated serial blasts", Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Monday demanded a "White Paper" on what action had been taken to tackle terrorism in the country.

He told newsmen in Madurai that Afzal Guru, Nalini and others involved in serious crimes had not been hanged so far. The lifting of the ban on SIMI was also one of the reasons for the blasts, though it had been reimposed now.

"If the government is not taking tough action against the terrorist forces then the police would get demoralised," he said.

Describing the Tamil Nadu Government's decision to release 1,405 prisoners as anti-democratic, he wondered if Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi considered himself to be a "sultan" to issue such orders.

He said it was also shameful that convicts involved in the murder of Madurai councillor Leelavathi had come out with posters thanking chief minister's son MK Azhagiri. "It is more shameful that some of the prisoners released in Chennai would be meeting the Chief Minister to thank him," he said.

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