New Delhi: While giving a statement in Lok Sabha over the Gurdaspur terror attack that took place on Monday, Home Minister Ranath Singh trained gun at the previous UPA regime’s policy on tackling terrorism.
"I would like to ask everyone to remember how a new term of Hindu terror was invented to divert the attention a few years back. Even Pakistan applauded them. The term 'Hindu terrorists' coined by previous UPA government has weakened India's stand on terrorism," he said.
Rajnath also asserted that the entire country should be united on the issue of eradicating terrorism. "Terrorism is terrorism, it has no religion, no caste. The fight against terrorism is the biggest challenge. The country should not look divided on the matter," he said.
Reiterating government's stand on the fight against extremism, Rajnath said that the Central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to fight against it. Government has been, and will remain, resolute in this regard.
His comments came while he was making statement in Lok Sabha on the Gurdaspur terror attack which claimed 10 lives. He also informed the House that during in July, there were 5 attempts at cross-border infiltration in the J&K sector, out of which 4 were interdicted and 8 terrorists neutralized