Strongly condemning the dastardly attacks carried out by terrorists in Samba and Kathua districts of J&K, Sh Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister said that we are not going to get cowed down by such cowardly acts and that this will not deter us to combat and defeat the forces professed to the ideology of terrorism and violence.
He said that such ghastly and provocative acts are perpetrated by the forces of terror, located across the border, with the intent of derailing the peace process and efforts to normalize the relations between India and Pakistan.
Expressing anguish at the latest spate of terrorist violence in which many brave personnel of army, police as well as civilians have been martyred, Sh Azad said that these obscurantist forces have brought inexplicable miseries and sufferings to the people of State for the last many years and that the people of the State and country are united to take on these enemies of peace.
Lamenting the encouragement that such ghastly activities have been receiving from across the border, Sh Azad said it is a fairly known fact that security and intelligence apparatus of Pakistan is running a parallel government and that it is hell bent to vitiate the atmosphere before every peace overture.
Sh Azad conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of brave personnel of army, police as well as civilians who lost their lives in the cowardly attacks as also sympathies with the injured.