The all-party meeting called by the NDA government to brief the opposition on the terror attack in Pulwama ended with a resolution condemning the terror strike. It also condemned terrorism in all forms as well as the support it was getting from across the border.
Referring to it as the “dastardly attack”, the resolution states, “We condemn terrorism in all forms and the support being given to it from across the border.” It further goes on to say that India has faced the menace of cross-border terrorism for the past three decades and that India has displayed both firmness and resilience in dealing with these challenges.
“India has during the past three decades faced the menace of cross border terrorism. Of late, terrorism in India is being actively encouraged by the forces across the border. India has displayed both firmness and resilience in dealing with these challenges. The entire nation speaks in one voice to express its determination to fight these challenges. Today, we stand united in solidarity with our security forces in fighting terrorism and in defending the unity and integrity of India,” the resolution says.
The meeting convened by Home Minister Rajnath Singh was attended by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O’Brien of the TMC, Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena, Jithendra Reddy of the TRS, D Raja of the CPI, Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference, Ram Vilas Paswan of the LJP among others.
Earlier, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had stated that the Opposition parties had informed the home minister that the Opposition would stand with the government to end terror in the country.The opposition parties had also requested Rajnath Singh to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet the presidents of all national and regional parties to discuss the issues in person.