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War with Pakistan should be for nation not votes: Uddav Thackeray

The Sena head, in his recent statement, said if war is to take place between India and Pakistan, it should be for the nation and not votes.

By: | Updated: September 21, 2016 5:59 PM
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (Source: PTI) Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (Source: PTI)

Enraged by the recent terrorist attack in the brigade headquarters near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has asked the Modi-government to avenge the deaths of the18 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the millitant activity. The Sena head, in his recent statement, said if war is to take place between India and Pakistan, it should be for the nation and not votes.

Accusing Pakistan for its direct involvement in the attack, Sena asked for concrete action against the neighboring country and has questioned the government’s take on the matter. In a statement, the party claimed that India is more vulnerable to terrorists now than during the rule of the UPA government.

In its mouthpiece Saamna, Shiv Sena urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stick to his promise to go after the perpetrators of the deadly attack and take strong action against Pakistan. Sena has also called for martial laws in the Kashmir to prevent further terrorist activities in the valley.

On Sunday morning, four armed militants stormed in 12th infantry brigade near LoC in Uri, claiming the life of 18 army jawans. The army later said the militants, who were killed in the encounter, belong to the Pakistan based Jaish-e-mohammed outfit who were also involved in the Pathankot attack.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the investigation of the attack and are looking into previous infiltration attempts by the terrorist outfit along the LoC. The agency will also seek help of Army, IB & RAW to gather intercepts of last two to four months in the region.

The deadly attack was condemned internationally with countries asserting to stand strongly with India in its fight against terrorism. The Modi-government had given nod to globally isolate Pakistan and might propose the United Nation to declare the Islamic Republic as a ‘terrorist state’.

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