KOZHIKODE: BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said at the BJP’s national council meeting here that the Uri attack was part of a “long war” forced on India by Pakistan. He assured that the country is committed to giving a “strong reply” to Pak-sponsored terrorism.
Shah called the Uri attack a result of Pakistan’s frustration at Indian security forces foiling 17 infiltration attempts in recent months. “The final victory will be ours,” he said.
Shah said that it is no less than a war crime if terrorism becomes part of a government’s policy, referring to Pakistan.
In his inaugural address at the party’s National Council, Shah said the party feels the widespread anger in the country and supported the Modi government’s diplomatic efforts to corner the neighbour.
“BJP feels the widespread anger in the people against the conspirators behind the Uri terror attack. BJP and the central government have adopted the policy of zero tolerance against terrorism from the beginning. A strong reply to defeat such terror attempts will be given. 117 terrorists, which is the highest in recent times, have been killed in the last 8 months as the Centre started its strategic and strong fight against terrorism. “Terrorists have made 17 attempts to infiltrate across the border in the last eight months but our brave soldiers have foiled them. The Uri attack has been carried out due to this frustration. This is a long war which has been forced on us by our neighbour. Uri is only its transit destination and not the final outcome. The final victory will be ours,” he said.
Shah’s remarks came a day after Modi said that India will not forget the Uri attack but indicated that his government’s focus will be on isolating Pakistan diplomatically.
Shah noted that Modi has assured the people that those behind the incident will be punished. “However long is the battle, we will fight it and the victory will be ours.”
He appealed to the people and other political parties to support the Centre and the Army in this battle.