Criticising Pakistan’s stance on terrorism, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta that killed over 60 people. “I strongly condemn the terrorists attack in Quetta causing the loss of 60 lives,” said Venkaiah Naidu.
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Militants on Monday evening attacked a police training centre in Quetta resulting in the death of 60 cadets. Attackers reportedly entered the hostels of the training centre from the front gate and opened fire, taking some police personnel hostage and injuring 118 cadets. Media reports suggest that over 50 were wounded in the attacks. Three of the militants were also killed in what was the seventh major attack in Pakistan this year.
Naidu said Pakistan should realise that their use of terror as a state policy would make them the victims and that they should make all efforts to dismantle terror activities on their soil.
“Pakistan should realise that using terrorism as a state policy is suicidal. If you encourage terrorism, you will become victim of the same one day,” said the Union Minister. “Hope Pakistan will realise this now and is sorry for encouraging terrorism. I hope that it will dismantle all terror camps and handover people behind 26/11,” he added.
Naidu said that unless Pakistan changes its state policy towards terrorism, India cannot build friendly relations with them.