PM's decision to meet Nawaz Sharif faces strong opposition
Terrorists from PoK
The Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed on Thursday that the terrorists, who attacked a police station in Hiranagar and then an Army camp in Sambar, 'were indeed from PoK.' MHA sources revealed that the terrorists came from PoK.
Defence Minister AK Anthony on Thursday denounced the attacks and said that the security forces will deal with the killers with a firm hand.
Talks to go on
Prime Minister condemned the attacks in Jammu and said "My heartfelt condolences to the families of the brave army and police officers." He also added that the talks will continue with Pakistan Prime Minister."Such attacks will not succeed in derailing the process of dialogue efforts." We are firm to combat and defeat the terrorist, he said.
Congress: Talks must go on
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said that 'talks must go on with Pakistan.' "Even after Kargil infiltration, the NDA engaged in diplomatic talks. The only way forward in democracies is through diplomatic talks," he said.
Unison to call off talks
The BJP and the Congress too condemned the attack and the BJP put pressure on the PM to call off his meeting with the Pakistani Prime Minister. BJP officials questioned PM saying what has the India gained by holding talks for the last nine years.
BJP leader Rajnath Singh tweeted about he incident and said that the PM was in a hurry to meet the Pakistan PM.
Senior leader Murali Manohar Joshi too expressed his concern over the meeting saying no meeting should take place in the current situation.
PM: Talks will go on as planned
BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said, "We are a victim of Pak terror and Pak is a victim of its own home grown terror." BJP officials said that they were surprised to see that the government was unable to take a decision on the same.
Even the Samajwadi Party officials said that 'PM should call off talks with Pakistan under the current circumstances.
J&K CM addresses the media
Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdulla in a press conference condemned the attack and said that there will be pressure on PM whether he should continue to hold on talks with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.
Abdulla said : "The attacks are an attempt to derail talks between India and Pakistan. Whenever there are such talks going to take place, such incident always occur. One must take into consideration the timing and the location of the attack."
It is upto the PM and his advisors to decide whether they should hold the talks or not, he said.
He said that this was a recent infiltrated party, but nothing can be confirmed as the gunfire still continues. He however was quick to add that as of now it was wrong to point out fingers and blame Pakistan for the attack.
A meeting of the unified command has been called to discuss the terror attack.
Such attacks will not deter us or succeed in derailing our efforts to find a resolution to all problems through a process of dialogue. PM— Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) September 26, 2013
PM's statement on terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir - pic.twitter.com/91V8yHDC5o— Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) September 26, 2013
We are firmly resolved to combat and defeat the terrorist menace that continues to receive encouragement from across the border. -PM— Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) September 26, 2013