Opposition parties condemn Pulwama attack, express anguish over politicisation of soldiers sacrifices

The leaders observed that Prime Minister Modi has, regrettably, not convened an-all party meeting as per the established practice in our democracy

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After the crucial meeting of the Opposition parties that took place in Parliament Library Building on Wednesday with the agenda to discuss the prevailing security situation in the country, all the twenty one parties issued a joint statement.

In the statement, the opposition leaders condemned the dastardly Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed on 14th February 2019.

The meeting lauded the action taken by the Indian Air Force against the terrorist camp on 26th February 2019 and praised our Armed Forces for their valour and bravery. But the leaders expressed their deep anguish over the “blatant politicization of the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces by leaders of the ruling party.”

The leaders also expressed their unhappiness over the fact that “the Prime Minister has, regrettably, not convened an-all party meeting as per the established practice in our democracy.”

The leaders also expressed their deep concern for the safety of the missing Indian Air Force pilot and emphasised that “national security must transcend narrow political considerations.”

The entire statement can be read here:

“The meeting of leaders of 21 political parties condemned the dastardly Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed on 14th February 2019. The meeting paid homage to our martyrs and expressed solidarity with our Armed Forces in crushing the menace of terrorism.

The meeting lauded the action taken by the Indian Air Force against the terrorist camp on 26th February 2019 and praised our Armed Forces for their valour and bravery. The meeting of 21 parties expressed their deep anguish over the blatant politicization of the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces by leaders of the ruling party. National security must transcend narrow political considerations. The leaders observed that the Prime Minister has, regrettably, not convened an-all party meeting as per the established practice in our democracy.

The leaders expressed concern on the emerging security situation. Post the statement from the MEA regarding targeting of our military installations and loss of one fighter aircraft, the leaders condemned the Pakistani misadventure and expressed their deep concern for the safety of our missing pilot. Leaders urged the Government to take the nation into confidence on all measures to protect India's sovereignty, unity and integrity.”

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