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Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani (centre) visits the Opera House, one of the three sites of explosions, in Mumbai on Thursday morning - PTI.
Alleging that terror attacks in India were a proxy war waged by Pakistan, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani on Thursday said the Indian government must shed its ambivalence and adopt zero tolerance approach towards terrorism.
“Indian government must shed its ambivalence towards terrorism. It should declare that its policy against terrorism will be of zero tolerance. It must be categorical that there will be no tolerance towards terrorism after yesterday’s attacks,” Mr. Advani told reporters.
Maintaining that no purpose would be served by engaging in a dialogue with Pakistan until the terror infrastructure was dismantled, the former deputy prime minister said the terror strikes were “not failure of intelligence but failure of policy“.
He deplored that Mumbai has become the favourite target of terrorists, whether from within or from the neighbouring country.
“Pakistanis have claimed that whatever was happening in Kashmir was not terrorism but freedom struggle. Pakistan has been trying for years to show to the world that Kashmir is a disputed territory,” he said.
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