Saifuddin Soz echoes Rahul's views on terror attacks

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Congress leader Saifuddin Soz
New Delhi, Jul 15: Echoing the views of Rahul Gandhi on the Mumbai blasts that it is "very difficult" to stop every single terror attack, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz on Thursday, Jul 14 said things like these "can happen" in a big country.

"India is a big country and things like these can happen. We condemn the attacks. We have to be alert and we are alert. Terrorism is not acceptable but there is no point finding faults in the system, the chief minister or police in Mumbai," Soz told PTI on the sidelines of a book release function here.

"The whole system must be geared to face terrorism. We have a good consciousness in India that we have to eradicate terrorism. Terrorism is a menace but we should not forget that incidents like these can occur anywhere," the Union minister said.

Soz, however, said that he was not aware of the young Congressman's remarks.

Earlier in the day, Rahul said that though 99 per cent of the terror strikes in the country were prevented due to vigilance and intelligence, the aim is to achieve 100 per cent result.

"We will stop 99 per cent of terror attacks but one per cent of attacks might get through. We must try to stop 100 per cent of attacks. It is something we will fight and defeat."

Rahul further said, "It is very difficult to stop every single terrorist attack. The idea is that we have to fight terrorism at the local level. We have improved in leaps and bounds. But terrorism is something that it is impossible to stop all the time." 

PTI

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