VHP's Surendra Jain says India united against Pakistan over Pulwama, but 'mahagathbandhan' leaders opposing stern action

Surendra Jain, who is the VHP international joint general secretary, also cautioned the Centre about Saudi Arabia, saying 'its role in dealing with terror is not unquestionable'.

Press Trust of India February 21, 2019 18:52:21 IST
VHP's Surendra Jain says India united against Pakistan over Pulwama, but 'mahagathbandhan' leaders opposing stern action
  • Senior VHP leader Surendra Jain lashed out at the Opposition leaders of 'mahagathbandhan' for not wanting 'stern action' against Pakistan

  • 'We should teach such a lesson to Pakistan that it doesn't forget in days to come,' Jain said

  • His remarks came against the backdrop of the 14 February terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama

Kolkata: Senior VHP leader Surendra Jain on Thursday claimed that the entire country wants revenge against the perpetrators of the Pulwama terror attack but leaders of 'mahagathbandhan' don't want "stern action" against Pakistan.

Jain, who is the VHP international joint general secretary, also cautioned the Centre about Saudi Arabia, saying "its role in dealing with terror is not unquestionable".

"We should teach such a lesson to Pakistan that it doesn't forget in days to come. We think there should be a final and ultimate war against Pakistan," he told reporters in Kolkata.

VHPs Surendra Jain says India united against Pakistan over Pulwama but mahagathbandhan leaders opposing stern action

File image of VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain. ANI

Hitting out at the Opposition, Jain said when the country is united, the leaders of the "so-called mahagathbandhan" are opposing stern action against Pakistan and are calling for peace.

"Their real intentions can be understood from this," he said.

Asked to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the airport when Saudi Arabia did not name Pakistan while condemning the terror attacks, Jain said "We should not forget that the role of that country (Saudi Arabia) is not unquestionable when it comes to dealing with terror".

The visit came days after a suicide bomber belonging to the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group killed 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Terrorism and extremism are "common concerns" and Saudi Arabia will extend all cooperation to India and other countries in the region to deal with them, Saudi crown prince said on Wednesday after holding extensive talks with Modi.

The Congress had criticised the prime minister for receiving the Saudi crown prince at the airport and had asked whether according a grand welcome to "those who praised" Pakistan's "anti-terror efforts" was the prime minister's way of remembering the Pulwama attack martyrs.

On Kashmiris being allegedly attacked in various parts of the country after the Pulwama attack, Jain said when the entire country is angry over it, Kashmiri youths are making statements against the security forces which has not gone down well with the people of the country.

A Kashmiri shawl trader was beaten up by a mob in West Bengal's Nadia district and one person has been arrested in this connection, police said on Wednesday.

A Kashmiri doctor, who has been living in the city for last 22 years, was also allegedly asked to leave the city by some youths.

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