NEW DELHI: Reacting to the repeated “unprovoked” ceasefire violations by Pakistan, minister of state for social justice and empowerment in the Government of India (GoI) Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday proposed an all-out “decisive war” with the neighbouring country with the aim of taking back Pakistan administered Kashmir.
“Pakistan frequently violates ceasefire. Although we have extended hand of friendship to them so many times, I feel now the time has come for a decisive battle with Pakistan. That country needs to be taught a lesson,” Times of India reported Athawale, a Dalit leader, as having said.
In his motion of thanks to President’s address in Rajya Sabha, Athawale quoted former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to strengthen his rationale for the war with Pakistan.
“India is a tiger and Pakistan is a midget in front of us. We should take a cue from what Atal ji said and warn Pakistan that if it doesn’t accept our offer of friendship, we will attack,” the Maharashtra leader said.
“The attack should be so severe that not only we are able to seize the illegally occupied portion of Kashmir but also some parts of the Islamic republic,” he added.