Sinha quotes Obama's views to combat terrorism

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Ranchi, Jul 27 (UNI) Taking a cue from US presidential candidate Barack Obama's recent statement which said the allied forces in Afghanistan should counter terrorists who crossed over to neighbouring Pakistan, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today said India should also not desist from entering into countries sponsoring terrorism against it.

The Indian government had been repeatedly telling the international community as well the people here that the ISI and HUJI were behind many major terrorists strikes on this side, Mr Sinha told a press conference here.

''In the light of Mr Obama's statement, the Centre could also play a pro-active role to contain the menace,'' Mr Sinha said.

The BJP leader came down heavily on the Congress-led UPA government saying the government's ''soft stand'' to tackle the issue and repeal the POTA created enough space for the subversive elements to carry out their sinister design at free will.

''During the tenure of the UPA rule, the government had not been able to solve a single terror strike, which showed how serious it was to address the issue,''Mr Sinha added.

He expressed concern over the recurring serial blasts in different states saying the country was now sitting on ''heap of explosives'' which the terrorists could use at will.


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