Mon, Dec 5, 2016 | updated 02:05 PM IST

Centre lacks gumption, conviction and courage to take on Pakistan for Uri terror incident, says Congress

Updated: Sep 20, 2016 16:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 20 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government of lacking the gumption, conviction and courage to be able to meet out the treatment to Pakistan for the killing of 18 army personnel at Uri.

Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI that there will not be any cohesive response from this government for the Uri attack.

"Pakistan has been a perpetual and permanent offender now for over three decades. But the irony is that notwithstanding with all the Bellicosity. There will not be any cohesive response or military response from this government for the Uri attack because the Modi government does not have what it takes," Tewari said.

"Already excuses are being trotted out, stories are being planted that commanders are being advising against rash actions...but, the country wants the government to take action. Which commander is going to advise restraint, especially when 18 our soldiers, 18 people have been butchered in cold blood," he added.

Tewari further said that the government does not have the gumption, conviction and courage to be able to meet out the treatment to Pakistan of what it deserves and that is why Nawaaz Sharif is cocking a snook.

Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had highlighted Islamabad's commitment to peacefully resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

The Prime Minister has called upon the permanent members of the Security Council to fulfill their responsibility with regard to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, which is one of the oldest internationally recognized unresolved disputes on the agenda of the UN Security Council.

The Prime Minister has stated that the non resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is a constant source of tension and instability in the region and a threat to international peace and security.

The Prime Minister has written letters to the heads of government/state of the permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russian Federation, UK and the USA)

The Indian Permanent Mission is to issue a statement taking on Islamabad soon after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will make his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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

India is set to raise Uri attack at the 71st UNGA and highlight Pakistan's involvement into the deadly terror strike. (ANI)