BJP expresses concern over cross-border tunnel, says Pakistan should ‘mend its ways’

On Friday, BSF had lodged a protest with their Pakistani counterparts over the cross-border tunnel and passed on the evidence in this regard to them.

By: PTI | Jammu | Updated: March 5, 2016 5:41 pm
Jammu: BSF IG Rakesh Sharma addressing a press conference at RS Pura sector of Jammu district after a 30-metre-long tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side on Thursday was detected by the Border Security Force. (Source: PTI) Jammu: BSF IG Rakesh Sharma addressing a press conference at RS Pura sector of Jammu district after a 30-metre-long tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side on Thursday was detected by the Border Security Force. (Source: PTI)

Expressing concern over discovery of a cross-border tunnel along the international border in R S Pura sector of Jammu district, BJP on Saturday said Pakistan should “mend its ways and stop support to terrorism”.

“There is serious concern over the repeated attempts of Pakistan to foment trouble in India especially Jammu and Kashmir state. Pakistan should mend its ways and stop support to terrorism,” the BJP Legislature party leader Nirmal Singh said.

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Addressing public meetings at Village Mela and Dinga Amb, Singh said, “the recent unearthing of a tunnel in R S Pura is a serious matter and Ministry of External Affairs has taken up the matter with Pakistan”.

On Friday, BSF had lodged a protest with their Pakistani counterparts over the cross-border tunnel and passed on the evidence in this regard to them.

On Thursday, the BSF has detected the 30-metre-long tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side. It was the fourth tunnel unearthed by the BSF in the region since 2012.

The former deputy chief minister said the Centre has a clear policy of nation first, party second and self last.

“Our focus has been on providing good and corruption free governance with a focus on peace, prosperity and development”, he said.

He said that Billawar constituency has seen a turnaround in development activity during PDP-BJP coalition government’s 10 months rule and politico-contractor mafia nexus has been broken.

“Besides, more than Rs 200 crore worth developmental projects have been started in the constituency”, he said.

The development initiatives including AIIMS, IIT, IIM, IIMC, Express highways etc., were launched in the state within a short span of ten months, he said.

Singh asked the party workers to spread the BJP government’s achievements to the grassroots level and get ready for Panchayat and Urban bodies elections.

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    Shlomo Lachman
    Mar 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    Islamic terrorists use a common manual as outlined in the Prophets's second Revelation in Medina which supercedes the Mecca Version. Tunnels are used in Gaza and West Bank for many operations : 。Hawala Operation … Black Money Transfers 。Underground Economy 。Illegal Arms shipments 。Movements of Terrorists. It would sadly unwise to think that the tunnel found by the Army Base is the only one. Undoubtedly, the Indo-Pak border may have many more tunnels like a Swiss cheese. Aerial surveys with satellite imaging technology should be used to sniff out these tunnels. stan has always denied cross border terrorist movements. This is a good opportunity to walk the PM Nawab Sherrif through this tunnel. But stan could still deny that stani terrorists dug this tunnel unless there is salient evidence at the other end...and it leads.
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