Opposition will stand with the government to end terror : Says Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that the opposition will stand with the government to end terror in the country. Azad also said that the Opposition leaders had told the home minister that the prime minister should meet all national and regional party presidents and discuss the issues with them in person.

Azad was speaking after an all party meeting called by home minister Rajnath Singh ended.

Azad said that the opposition leaders had unitedly told the home minister that all parties had expressed their grief at the attack and loss of lives.

“As per our knowledge barring wars, this is the first time that such a large number of personnel have died since 1947. All parties and countrymen, from all religions and regions are mourning,” Azad said while addressing the media.
“At a time like this, our party has decided that we are with the security forces and the local police in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

“We have also decided that there are many disagreements with the government, but for the sake of our country, security of all, we will stand with the government to end terror. The government has our support,” Azad said.

Parliamentary affairs minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that during the meeting, the home minister took a firm stand on terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the security forces have a free hand.

“The home minister said we will rid Jammu and Kashmir of terrorism. He said security forces have a free hand. We have had a zero tolerance for terror and this attack is in response to this,” Tomar quoted the home minister as saying.

A resolution was also passed at the all party meeting condemning the “dastardly attack of 14th February 2019 at Pulwama”.

“India has during the past three decades faced the menace of cross border terrorism. Of late, terrorism in India is being actively encouraged by the forces across the border. India has displayed 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 India,” the resolution stated.

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