India must give befitting reply to Pak for "misusing liberal, flexible approach": NCP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Sunday urged all political parties to stand united against state sponsored terrorism and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a very strong condemnatory statement exposing Islamabad before the world as to how the neighbouring nation has misused India's liberal and flexible approach. Memon condemned the Uri attack and questioned the BJP-led NDA regime's future course of action while dealing with the hostile neighbour. "This would just mean nothing short of external aggression. And I am sure that at this time of grief and test, all political parties and all leaders would stand together side by side along with the Prime Minister and the Home Minister," he said. "We would give a befitting reply to Pakistan and to the whole world would sure that how our liberal and flexible approach has been misused by our neighbour," he added. The NCP leader further said it is high time that India must show its strength. "And we expect that the Prime Minister without the loss of even an hour must come forward and make a very strong condemnatory statement and tell the world that how we have suffered at the hands of our neighbours," he added. India has blamed Pakistan for the terrorist attack at an army camp in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, that claimed the lives of 17 soldiers. 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. "Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such," he said in a series of tweets. The Home Minister also spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and was apprised of the overall situation. Earlier, he held a high-level meeting in New Delhi and reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home and Defence Secretaries and top army, paramilitary officials attended the meeting. Uri has been under the attack for past couple of years as earlier in December 2014, six terrorists attacked the Indian Army camp at Mohura in Uri in which eight soldiers and three police were martyred. (ANI)