Uri attack: Mayawati calls for firm Pak strategy

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Lucknow, Sep 19: Terming the deadly Uri militant attack as "unfortunate", BSP president Mayawati today asked the Central government to chalk out a firm long-term plan to deal with "Pakistan-backed" terror.

"The attack on the army installation in Uri killing 18 jawans is most unfortunate and a matter of concern," Mayawati said in a press release here.

Uri attack: Firm Pak strategy needed

"Now it is time for the Central government to chalk out a long-term plan by striking a consensus to deal with such incidents backed by Pakistan," she said, adding that the inconsistent Pakistan policy pursued by successive governments at the Centre has caused massive loss of life and property in the country.

"Such terror strikes have been going on at regualar intervals ... now the time has come to chalk out a firm stragegy to put an effective check on them and this is what the people of the country want," she said.

Commenting on the turmoil in the Valley, she said it proves that the PDP-BJP governnment there has "failed", not only in providing security to the citizens there, but also in working for peoples' welfare.

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The BSP chief said there has also been "no positive result" of the all party delegation which was sent to Jammu and Kashmir. There should be no pre-conditions on holding talks with Indian citizens under the ambit of constitution, she said, and hoped that state and union governments would initiate steps in this direction soon.

PTI 

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