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Pakistan is adopting a suicidal and foolhardy policy, says Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Is Condemned The Attack On Police Academy In Quetta By Saying That Using Terrorism As A State Policy Is Suicidal.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Oct 2016, 04:46:00 PM
Pakistan is adopting a suicidal and foolhardy policy says Venkaiah Naidu


Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is condemned the attack on police academy in Quetta by saying that using terrorism as a state policy is suicidal.

"It is like 'Basmasura Hasta'. If you give such a opportunity (using terrorism as a state policy) to Basmasura, at the end of it, it (Basmasura) will also take on you (Pakistan). If you encourage terrorism, you will become avictim of terrorism," the Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting Minister told at a press conference in Hyderabad.

Pakistan has not only made terrorism as a State policy, but has been continuously aiding, abetting and funding terrorism against India, he said, adding, it's high time Pakistan realises it's adopting a suicidal and foolhardy policy.

Pakistan, he said, has not honoured the promise made by its former president Parvez Musharraf to then prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee at the Agra summit that it won't allow territories under its control to be used for terroristactivities to target India.

"It has not walked the talk," Naidu said. "In spite of a number of goodwill gestures and initiatives from India, Pakistan has been adopting double standards by criticising terrorism on one hand and extendingsupport on the other...fighting against terrorism on the west (Afghan border) and encouraging terrorism in the east (Indianborder)," the Minister said.

"The entire support for terrorists and militants, who are targeting India, is coming from Pakistan, which is known to the whole world," he said.

Naidu said Pakistan has also not cooperated with Indiain bringing to book the terrorists behind the 26/11 terror attack.

"Over the years, Pakistan has been waging proxy war against India and trying to cripple Indian economy and also create social tensions by using religion as a weapon to encourage terrorism and unnecessarily dragging Kashmir into the picture," the Minister said.

Sixty-one people, mostly young cadets, were massacred and more than 100 others injured when heavily-armed Islamic State militants attacked a police training centre at Quetta in the capital of the restive Balochistan province October 24 night. 

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First Published : 26 Oct 2016, 04:33:00 PM

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