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Time for Pakistani leaders to stand up against terrorists: Tulsi Gabbard

India carried out air strikes against the biggest training camp of JeM in Balakot

Press Trust of India 

Tulsi Gabbard (Photo: Flickr)
Tulsi Gabbard (Photo: Flickr)

It's time for Pakistan's leaders to stand up against extremists, Democratic presidential aspirant has said, as she slammed the country for providing terrorists with a safe haven which is causing tensions with India. Tensions have escalated between India and after the February 14 Pulwama attack claimed by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Forty CRPF soldiers were killed in the attack.

India carried out air strikes against the biggest training camp of JeM in In the operation, the government said a several JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for suicide attacks were killed.

"As long as is providing terrorists with a safe haven, there will be heightened tensions between the two countries," Gabbard said.

"It's time for Pakistan's leaders to stand up against the extremists and terrorists,” said Gabbard, a former co-chair of the House Caucus for India and Indian Americans. Gabbard is the four-time lawmaker from Hawaii.

Congressman Ted Yoho also urged to take meaningful steps to address terrorist groups.

"Congress and the Indo-Pacific region are carefully watching the latest tensions between India and Pakistan. The last thing the region and the world needs is a conflict between two countries armed with nuclear weapons,” he said.

"I urge Pakistan to take meaningful steps to address terrorist groups operating within their country and for both governments to resolve their differences peacefully,” said Yoho, Lead Republican for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation.

First Published: Sat, March 02 2019. 14:01 IST
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