New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Expressing grave concern over the terror attack in Punjab’s border district of Gurdaspur, Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Monday said this is the time to reiterate the national resolve and added that the nation has to rise to the occasion.
Kumar said there is a need to strengthen the morale of the security forces.
“The insurgence of terrorist activities in any part of the country is a matter of grave concern. India’s security must never be allowed to be threatened by terrorists who work to a purpose and we all know from where they get their inspiration. The whole nation must unite together to give a befitting reply to such activities,” Kumar told ANI here.
“Our security forces are doing a great job .They must be strengthened, their willpower, their morale has to be strengthened. But more importantly, we must create conditions within the country where forces of terror do not get any indirect or direct encouragement,” he added.
One militant has been killed while a Punjab Special Service Group (SSG) jawan has sustained injuries in the ongoing operations.
The death toll in the attack has risen to eight, including six civilians and two home guards. Four civilians have also sustained injuries.
The gun battle between the security forces and alleged terrorists ensued after the latter opened fire on the police station and a bus. (ANI)