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Conflict with Pak should be resolved diplomatically: CPI (M)

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 16:42 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday said that the conflict between India and Pakistan should be resolved diplomatically and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to order military action against the Asian neighbour under pressure.

"Our party has been saying this from a very long time that after the Uri attack we should adopt a full-fledged diplomatic policy to put pressure on Pakistan. Intentional pressure is must for Pakistan for harboring terrorist groups and activities," Karat told ANI.

He said that we are not ready for adopting any military measures as it will only become counterproductive and will not serve the purpose.

"Prime Minister speech has adopted positional strategic restrain, which I think is the right approach. I hope he does not get pressurized for any military actions which will not help either country," he added.

arlier on Saturday, the Prime Minister launched a scathing attack on Pakistan and said that India would never forget the Uri terror attack and would make all efforts to isolate Islamabad globally.

"A day will come when the people of Pakistan will go against their own government to fight terrorism. India has been successful in isolating you (Pakistan) globally, and we will intensify our efforts to make sure that you are isolated globally. The people of Pakistan should ask their leaders that India and Pakistan got freedom in the same year, but India exports software and your (Pakistan) leaders are exporting terrorists," said Prime Minister Modi, while addressing a public rally in Kozhikode.

The Prime Minister said he can see a lot of potential to make sure that the 21st century becomes Asia's 21st century, adding that all the countries in Asia are working for it, except one.

Asserting that terrorism is the enemy of humanity, Prime Minister Modi called upon the international community to join hands to defeat terrorism.

Recalling the sacrifices of the 18 soldiers, who were killed in the Uri terror attack, Prime Minister Modi said India is very proud of the armed forces.

"There have been 17 fidayeen attempts by our neighbour, which our brave soldiers foiled. Leaders of the neighbouring country used to say that they will fight for 1,000 years; where are they now," he asked.

The Prime Minister further said more than 110 terrorists have been killed in the past few months by the Indian Army as they were trying to infiltrate.

Taking a jibe at Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi said India is exporting engineers all over the world, whereas Islamabad is exporting terrorists.

"I want to tell Pakistan that India is ready to fight you. If you have guts, come forward to fight against poverty. Let's see who wins? Who is able to defeat poverty and illiteracy first, Pakistan or India" he added. (ANI)

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