Anti-Pak protests across India over terror attack
Massive protests were held here on Monday against the terrorist attack on an army base in North Kashmir’s Uri town in which 18 soldiers were killed with protestors burning Pakistani flags and its effigies.
College and university students, lawyers, political parties, traders and various other organisations took out separate protest rallies in solidarity with the army and against the Pakistan for “aiding and abetting terrorism”. Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) activists took out a rally from the Press Club area of the city and held protest demonstrations amid anti-Pakistan slogans. They also burnt down the effigy of Pakistan and demanded the country should be declared as “terrorist state”. “We demand that Pakistan should be declared as a terrorist state. Pakistan and its militants are attacking security forces and creating unrest in Kashmir. They are responsible for terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,” JKNPP Chairman Harsh Dev Singh told reporters. Dubbing the neighbouring country as a “threat to the peace in South Asian region”, JKNNP leader castigated Pakistan for pushing fidayeens’ to carry out terror attacks on the security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, besides “endorsing support to secessionists in the Valley”.
Singh lambasted Pakistan for its “malicious and mischievous” designs in sponsoring militant attacks on defence installions in the state and abetting terror attacks across the country. Condemning the attack on the Army Brigade headquarters in Uri, he accused Pakistan for “pushing militants into our territory to vitiate peace and harmony in the state and the country”.