Act tough against Pakistan, says Amarinder

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Punjab state Congress President Amarinder Singh on Sunday condemned the attack on an army camp near Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists and demanded tough action by the Indian government.

“We have given a long rope to Pakistan. Now is the time to take decisive action as the time for restraint is long past,” he said in a statement here.

The former Punjab Chief Minister said the terror attack was an extremely outrageous and provocative action of Pakistan which must be taken seriously and reciprocated in the same vein.

“Brutal provocations demand equally brutal reprisals and we must not hesitate,” the senior Congress leader said.

Four terrorists attacked the army base, killing 17 soldiers and injuring over 24 others. The four terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed too were killed.

Questioning what he called the Centre’s policy of appeasement, Singh said: “We as a nation need to tell Pakistan in simple and straightforward terms that enough is enough and we are not going to take it any more.”

–IANS

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