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Congress hits out at Modi over security situation in J&K

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 14: Expressing concern over the rising number of terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister rendra Modi the same five questions he had shot at the UPA government over the security situation in the country ahead of the 2014 general elections.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi described the Modi government’s foreign and defence policies as “directionless” that have created an “unquiet border” and “disquiet on the border” with Pakistan. He claimed that the number of terror incidents and killing of civilians and soldiers and ceasefire violations had increased drastically in the last 45 months of the Modi government. He sought answers from Modi on how militants get these arms from across the borders. “All the borders are under the central government’s jurisdiction. Border Security Forces come under your jurisdiction.”

The Congress is “only repeating exactly what you used to ask us” and asked Modi where do these terrorists get money and funding from. “The entire money transaction business...is under RBI’s jurisdiction, it happens through banks. Why can’t the Prime Minister, Modi, keep surveillance on these transactions? This is under your jurisdiction, why can’t you stop it?

A third question “in the exact same language as Modi” asks about infiltration. “Everything is, Prime Minister, under your control. Borders are under your control. Coastal security is under your control. vy is under your control. Then how can these infiltrators enter India?” The fourth question seeks an answer on the government’s ibility to intercept communications between the terrorists and their handlers. “You can prevent these attacks. We want to ask you, PM Modi ji, what have you done in this regard?”

Singhvi asked the Prime Minister why his foreign policy has not been able to extradite terrorists who fled India and sit in foreign countries and indulge in these terror activities in India. The Congress leader was referring to Modi’s speech at election rallies ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls during which he had boasted of his 56-inch chest to battle it out with Pakistan and the terrorist outfits there. (IANS)

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