Pulwama Terror Attack: Indian polity ‘stand united’ against terrorism

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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaking to reporters after the all party meet

New Delhi, Feb 16: All political parties came together to give a strong message of unity in the all-party meet chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Saturday.

Congress reiterated its backing for government’s appropriate retaliation against the Pulwama terror attack. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that since 1947, this is the highest casualty our security forces have endured, the whole party has decided that they stand united with police, army and CRPF.

“We stand with the government in its fight against terrorism,” he said after the all-party meet. The Congress leader said that PM Modi should convene the all-party meet on the subject. Other parties also agreed. JP Yadav from RJD said that security forces’ sacrifice will not go in vain. We are united, he said, while adding that the action should be taken soon to end terrorism.

Shiv Sena said they want action from the government.

All party meet resolution 

“We strongly condemn the dastardly terror act in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in which lives of 40 (Thursday’s immediate figure) brave jawans of CRPF were lost. We, along with all our countrymen, stand with their families in this hour of grief,” the resolution passed at the meet called by the Centre, stated.

“We strongly condemn terrorism in all forms and the support being given to it across the border,” it read.

The resolution also said that in the past three decades, the country has faced the menace of cross-border terrorism and India has displaced both firmness and resilience in dealing with these challenges.

“The entire nation speaks in one voice to express its determination to fight these challenges. Today, we stand united in solidarity with our security forces in fighting terrorism and in defending the unity and integrity of the nation,” it added.