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Amit Shah corners Pak, says "terrorism a big threat to democratic, civil society"

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 13:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): Launching a blistering attack on Pakistan over the Uri terror attack, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday said India has been the victim of this state sponsored terrorism since long, adding Islamabad now stands exposed before the world.

Saluting the sacrifices of the 18 army personnel killed in the Uri attack, Shah offered his condolences to the family members of the brave hearts.

Addressing the BJP's national council meeting in Calicut, Shah said India is committed to give a befitting reply to Pakistan sponsored terrorism.

"Terrorism is a big threat to a democratic and civil society. Terrorism in itself is a big hindrance to humanity. If terrorism becomes a part of state politics, this is not less than war crimes from any angle," Shah said.

"Pakistan is openly advocating terrorism through state politics and India has been the victim of this state sponsored terrorism for a long time. Since the last one and half decade, we have been tolerating other smaller and bigger attacks," he added.

The BJP president also used the platform to take potshots at Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech (at the UNGA) is a strong proof that Pakistan is openly preaching and spreading terrorism in the world. The whole world was disappointed to witness the Prime Minister hailing a young terrorist from the Hizbul Mujahideen as a peaceful youth," Shah added.

The BJP president also highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's commitment to fight the scourge of terrorism.

Shah further said the Central Government has initiated strong actions against terrorism and 117 terrorists have been killed in the last eight months because of the same.

"The terrorist tried to infiltrate the borders 17 times in the last eight months but our brave army personnel foiled their attempts. The Uri strike was done to avenge their failed attempts," he said, adding the final victory will be India's.

The BJP president also spoke about India's attempts to isolate Pakistan on global platforms and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the nation that the perpetrators behind the URI attack will be brought to book.

"However long the fight might be, we will fight and we believe the ultimate win will belong to the Indian Army. In this fight against terrorism, the BJP is with the government and the soldiers of the Indian Army. The BJP appeals to the people of the nation to come together to fight terrorism" he said. (ANI)