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Shabir Choudhry condemns Uri terror attack

Updated: Sep 18, 2016 20:26 IST

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 18 (ANI): Dr. Shabir Choudhry, Kashmir National Party leader, on Sunday condemned the terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, where 17 soldiers of the Indian Army were killed.

"We have always condemned terrorism. Terrorism is not the way forward, violence is not the way forward, and extremism is not the way forward and especially non -Kashmiris are coming from Pakistan in organizations like Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Lashkar-e-Taiba they are not helping," Choudhry, told ANI.

He said that they are only aggravating the matter and giving the wrong message.

At least 17 soldiers were killed in the gun battle at the base, which is around 100 km from state capital Srinagar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condemned the attack and assured the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished.

"We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

"Have spoken to HM & RM on the situation. RM will go to J&K himself to take stock of the situation," he said in a series of tweets.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers and said those behind this terror incident would be brought to justice.

The Home Minister also apprised Prime Minister Modi regarding the deliberations of the security review meeting held at his official residence this afternoon.

Singh has instructed Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) officials to closely monitor the situation in the valley. (ANI)