Uri attack: Govt will face anger of people if urgent steps against Pakistan are not taken, says Shiv Sena

"There is no need to talk now. It is time for urgent and rigid action against Pakistan." said Sanjay Raut.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: September 18, 2016 7:12 pm
uri terror attack, uri attack, uri terror, jawans killed in uri, uri army base, shive sena, shiv sena, pakistan terror, india news, indian express, Militants attacked an army base in Kashmir, killing 17 soldiers. (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

Shiv Sena today warned the BJP-led central government that it would have to face the anger of the people if it did not take urgent steps against Pakistan for stopping terror attacks. “We don’t believe that it (today’s attack on Army’s battalion headquarters in Uri, north Kashmir) is a terrorist attack. It was a planned attack by Pakistan,” Sena MP Sanjay Raut told reporters in Mumbai.

“There is no need to talk now. It is time for urgent and rigid action against Pakistan. If these attacks do not stop now, people will turn against the government,” Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, said. Heavily armed militants, suspected to belong to the terror group JeM, stormed battalion headquarters of the Army in Uri town in the wee hours today.

Seventeen jawans were killed in the attack and 19 others sustained injuries. Four militants involved in the strike were killed by the Army. Shiv Sena is a partner in the BJP-led governments both in Maharashtra and at the Centre.