Centre, State Govts failed to control militancy, ceasefire violations: Congress

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Jammu, Aug 18: Congress today attacked the Centre and the PDP-BJP coalition in the state for rise in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border areas saying the governments have failed to control these incidents.

Addressing series of meetings in Doda district, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed concerns over the spurt in militancy incidents and worst ever ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Govts failed to control militancy: Cong

"Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has failed to control these incidents," Azad said. He said incidents of terrorism and ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan have increased manifold in the recent months.

The number of militancy related incidents have taken place in the past several months with reports of fresh recruitment of youth in the militant ranks which is a matter great concern, Azad said, adding that, the government has failed to take necessary measures and provide adequate relief to the victims of firing.

Azad also attacked Prime Minister Narinder Modi saying he preferred to remain silent on the killings of innocent civilians by Pakistan on Independence Day, and failed to give a strong message to the neighbouring country.

Pakistan has indulged in unprovoked firing, targeting civilian population and supporting terrorism, he said, while BJP government was desperate to hold NSA level talks with that nation.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha said BJP government was "totally confused" on its policy towards Pakistan, as during the UPA regime the party leadership use to oppose talks with that country on the plea that the talks and terror can not go together.

Strongly condemning Pakistan for the killing of innocent civilians on the border, Azad said Pakistan was indulging in un-Islamic acts and it shows the signs of frustration and cowardice.

PTI

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