The central government has been asked by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad to follow the example of U.S. bombing of Islamic State targets in Afghanistan to tackle jihadis in the Kashmir Valley and elsewhere in the country. The request comes from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Friday.
“It has sent a clear message to terrorists,” VHP’s International Working President Pravin Togadia told a press conference here. He, however, said he was sure Pakistan was not going to mend its way and would continue to promote cross-border terrorism.
Mr. Togadia alleged that the pro-Pakistan forces had recently indulged in insulting, abusing and assaulting Army personnel while they were returning from election duty in the Valley.
Asked about a Pakistani court passing death sentence on Kulbushan Jadhav on spying charges, he said, “We should not hold any talk with Pakistan, discontinue all trade and withdraw the “Most Favoured Nation” status to it.
The VHP also expressed confidence that a grand Ram temple would be built at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.
Mr. Togadia said the temple would come up with the help of “3Ps” — support of the people, Parliament and the Prime Minister.
“These 3Ps will bring a law to pave the way for the construction of a grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya,” Mr. Togadia, who was here to participate in some programmes, said.
The VHP also demanded a national-level law to ban cow slaughter, saying failure of the government to frame such a law gave rise to “ugly” incidents involving cow vigilantes.