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Congress tells Centre to ostracize Pakistan internationally

Updated: Sep 20, 2016 08:20 IST

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), [India] Sept. 20 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at the Centre to act very strongly and isolate Pakistan globally in the wake of Sunday's Uri terror strike.

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh told ANI, "We strongly condemn the attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists who are sponsored by the Pakistan government. The Government of India has to act very strongly and isolate Pakistan in the International sphere, also build up pressure in the Security Council and United Nation General Assembly, so that Pakistan is forced to take action against whether it is LeT or JeM all these people have to be dealt with strongly."

After giving an assurance of going after the perpetrators of the deadly Uri attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave the green signal to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping.

India is to present all actionable evidence against Pakistan to international bodies if required.

Evidence of Pakistan's hand in the Uri attack, including GPS tracker movements that go back to a starting point in Pakistan, Pashto literature, Pakistan Army marked arms will be given to Islamabad at the DGMO level, sources said.

The sources also revealed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will strongly emphasize on Pakistan's involvement in the attack during her UNGA speech on September 26.

This development comes after the Prime Minister yesterday chaired a high-level meeting at his official residence at 7 Race Course Road here.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Army Chief Dalbir Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other officials were present in the meeting.

Pakistan has, however, flatly rejected New Delhi's claims of Islamabad's involvement in the Uri terror attack, saying it is the latter's traditional tendency to point fingers at the former whenever a terror attack takes place on Indian soil.

"Pointing fingers at Pakistan has become a traditional tendency of India after each terrorist attack," the Dawn quoted Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, as saying.

"In the past many Indians were involved in the terrorist acts for which India had blamed Pakistan," he asserted.

Director General of Military Operations Lt.Gen. Ranbir Singh said earlier that the four terrorists who attacked the military base in Uri, belonged to Pakistan's banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). (ANI)