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Will government spell stand on Mehbooba's call for talks with Pakistan, asks Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Attacking the government over lack of policy towards Pakistan, the on Tuesday asked it to spell out its response to Chief Minister that should be talking to the neighbouring country.

It also asked the government when would it act against terror.

"The has come out with a very ingenuous formulation that terror and talks cannot go together but that does not preclude us from talking about terror.

"What we would like to ask them is - that when would the time of talking about terror be over and when would you start acting on terror?" said

"This country does not want you to talk to about terror, it wants you to act on the commitment that you had made to the people of that you would act on the question of terror," he added.

The said that there have been 206 major terror attacks in the past 45 months and it 44 days of 2018 has commenced, there have been 160 major ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the international border.

who said would respond to "at an appropriate time", he asked the government if it had any policy towards Pakistan, and if som what was it.

"At a point in time when our brave soldiers are combating the depredations of thee terrorists, the ally of the BJP - the PDP with whom they are running a government has come out with a statement that we should talk to Pakistan," said Tewari, adding this had "very profound national security implications" and the BJP should spell out where they stand on this demand.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 22:00 IST
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