VHP leader Pravin Togadia today termed the Pathankot terror strike as an “act of war” against India and said it cannot be answered diplomatically or through dialogue.
Replying to a query about the rationale or logic behind Indo-Pak talks after the incident, Togadia said, “Pathankot attach was not only an attack on India’s army but an act of war against our country.”
He said, “Pakistan is not sincere. It has not handed over Dawood, Hafiz Sayed or Massod to India. Pakistan does not want to control these elements. It should be answered in the language it understands.”
Togadia maintained that one sided love was not possible.
The firebrand leader, however, did not give a direct reply to yesterday’s attack on RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) ‘shakha’ at Kidwai Nagar in Ludhiana.
Asked if Khalistani elements and Islamic terrorists were ganging up in Punjab to disrupt state’s peace, communal harmony and revive militancy, Togadia gave only a curt reply saying it was for intelligence agencies to look into the matter as well as the ‘jehadi’ angle.
An unidentified assailant yesterday opened fire at RSS activist Narinder Kumar but he managed to escape unhurt.
Kumar was to hold routine RSS ‘shakha’ there.
Togadia had come here after inaugurating training camp of doctors in Jalandhar.
Togadia also said one lakh doctors will be prepared as ‘Health Ambassadors’ who will conduct free door-step checking of serious ailments.