“It’s indeed a very serious matter as seven days after PM Modi visited Pakistan to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif, a terrorist module comes from Pakistan and attacks in Punjab and attacks our frontline security installation. Two things are very clear. First despite PM visit to Pakistan, ISI continues to sustain and support terror activities against India….It raises security concerns for Punjab as the state is witnessing a sudden surge in such activities after being peaceful for the last 20 years,” AICC Communication department chief Randeep Surjewala told reporters in Delhi.
The Opposition party also criticized the government for not being able to find a lasting solution to block terror activity from across the border.
Surjewala recounted the terror attacks in Dinanagar, Udhampur, and Gurdaspur to slam the government.
Early on Saturday morning, suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists from Pakistan attacked an Air Force base in Pathankot in Punjab, killing three security personnel. Four terrorists were killed in a gunbattle that lasted for more than five hours.
The attack comes just a week after the Prime Minister made an unscheduled visit to Lahore to greet Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on his birthday.
The Congress leader also targeted the BJP government, especially PM Modi on the alleged u-turns in India’s policy towards Pakistan.
“Will Prime Minister take up the issue with Pakistan, now that he has recently visited the country. How does the government propose to control and check the terror coming from Pakistan. These are important issues that the PM needs to address. Why is Punjab suddenly becoming a hotbed of such activities,” Surjewala questioned.
“It is PM Modi who used to say he will show red eyes to Pakistan and then talk to them. We don’t want him to show red eyes but we want him to take firm action to protect the life of citizens of this country and to ensure that our valiant security forces and our army do not lay their lives at the hands of Pakistani terror module which is continued to be exported,” he added.
(With inputs from PTI)