High time to teach Pakistan a lesson: Naidu

Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called upon international community to work towards declaring Pakistan a “terrorist state” and said that it is high time to “teach a lesson” to perpetrators of Sunday’s Uri terror attack.

“Pakistan is aiding, abetting, funding and training terrorists and it has become its state policy,” Naidu told reporters here.

He accused the neighbouring country of conspiring to weaken the India’s economy and said, “They want to cripple Indian economy, they want to weaken the country. It is not acceptable at all.”

“(The) country is running out of patience and it is high time to teach a lesson to Pakistan and its perpetrators,” he said.

He urged the world community to come together to isolate Pakistan. “The world community should come together to isolate Pakistan and declare it as a terrorist state, and stop all military and other assistance to it,” said Naidu, who is the Minister for Urban Development also.

Naidu said that the United Nations should take up the issue of terrorism in a serious manner as it is an enemy of humanity.

Naidu’s remarks came a day after a terror attack in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday in which 18 soldiers were killed.

Indian Army has said that the attack was carried out by militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said all the countries in the world should come together to “condemn this heinous act of Pakistan”.

“It (Pakistan) has proved to be a rogue nation and they are not walking the talk which they promised earlier during General (Parvez) Musharraf’s period and during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s period,” he alleged.

“They are going back on their promises and now you can’t take it lying down,” he blamed.

–IANS

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