New Delhi: Expressing “delight” over the death of two militants in the Sopore encounter Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said “no terrorist activities will be tolerated in the nation”. The party added that “the Indian Army is competent enough to tackle any such issue”.
“Our policy towards terrorism and terrorist organization is absolutely clear. Those activities will not be tolerated in the country and they will have to meet the same fate as the others have met in the past,” BJP leader Zafar Islam told ANI.
He added that the militants will have no room to manoeuvre in the country as the Indian Army is more than competent to deal with such organizations.
Meanwhile, Janata Dal (United) leader Pavan Varma said that the government needs to step up its ability to prevent such activities, adding that the Indian armed forces must have provided all assistance and support in order to achieve the goal.
“In Kashmir now there are two factors that need to be tackled with great consistency. One is the continued infiltration from Pakistan into Kashmir. The second is the role of the Hurriyat as its role is becoming consistently negative and the call for the protest in the Valley was also made by the Hurriyat,” he added.
Varma further said that the time has come for the government to review the earlier notion that the Hurriyat can be in any form.
Two militants were killed in the Sopore encounter that took place in Nathi Pora area of north Kashmir.