Advani visits blast victims, calls for zero tolerance on terror

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New Delhi, Sep 15 (UNI) Calling for a zero tolerance policy on terrorism, Leader of the Opposition L K Advani today said the Government must take some hard decisions to put a stop to the incidents of terror that have been occurring at regular intervals in the country.

''Terrorism has been an ongoing phenomena since the 1980s. This must now stop somewhere. We should no more tolerate the loss of so many innocent lives,'' Mr Advani told mediapersons after a visit to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, where scores of blast victims had been admitted following Saturday's serial blasts in the capital.

He was accompanied by BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Ravi Shanker Prasad, Hashvardhan, Vijay Goel and others.

Alleging that the Government was inept in taking preventive measures, Mr Advani pointed out that Gujarat Chief Minister had warned the authorities about Delhi being the next target. ''There had been inputs about terrorists' BAD (Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Delhi) operation, but still the Government failed to act,'' he said.

Stressing that both the Government and the people should resolve to fight terror unitedly, he said it was because of this that there had not been a single terror incident after 9/11 in the US.

Mr Advani, who returned from Bangalore after the three-day BJP conclave, spent about one hour in the hospital, visiting the trauma, emergency and post-operative wards and commended the doctors and the hospital staff for their work.

Dr N K Chaturvedi, Medical Superintendent of the hospital said now there were 59 people admitted in the hospital. A total of eight dead had been brought to the hospital, while one had succumbed to injuries here, he said.


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