Stating that a “firm and appropriate” response by security forces is required, the party also attacked Prime Minister Modi and said he owes the country an explanation for the “intelligence failure” that led to Sunday’s attack.
The whole episode only shows the need for putting in place a mechanism or platform for brain storming on such issues to arrive at a sufficiently nuanced political stance before rushing to articulate its view.
The Congress reiterated that India should raise the issue of human rights violations in Balochistan and gave three instances when the Manmohan Singh-led UPA had condemned atrocities committed by Pakistan.
He said the Congress has deferred its demand for now because of the views expressed by the state finance ministers and because it recognises that it is difficult at this stage for the government to mention a rate in the bill.
The Indian Express had reported that the government’s floor management and Opposition outreach exercise would be put to the test on this issue, as a number of non-NDA parties had been opposing the provisions of the new Bill that seeks to amend the Enemy Property Act, 1968.