Cong,BJP condemn attack on Lankan team

Home Minister P Chidambaram as well as the BJP expressed shock over the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:March 3, 2009 1:46 pm

Home Minister P Chidambaram expressed shock over the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan. “We condemn the incident. We are sorry for the Sri Lankan team. We hope that the players…I read two three names…Samaraveera,Mendis…I hope they are safe and will recover. We are shocked by that incident,” he said in New Delhi.

To a query about the World Cup being held in India and the security arrangements,the Home Minister said,”Let the World cup come. We will provide them security”.

Terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore killing five policemen and injuring six players.

The BJP also lamented the terror strike and said it is high time that the world recognises the concerns raised by India all along.

BJP said the incident will force the global community to declare Pakistan as a terrorist state. “The world will be compelled to recognise Pakistan as a terrorist state after this attack. Our party was the first to oppose sending Indian team to Pakistan,” BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

“We condemn the attack. It is not only an attack on cricket but also on the peace loving world fraternity. The incident signifies the urgency for the world community to recognise the concerns which India has always been raising,” he said.

Terrorists attacked the touring Sri Lankan team in Lahore,leaving five policemen dead and injuring six players.

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