MoH sends report on Jammu attack to PM

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoH) has sent a report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is on an official visit to the US, on the twin terror attacks in Jammu. 

The report is being sent as Singh might raise the issue during his talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The report mentions details  the incident, how the three terrorists entered India from across the border and their attack on the Kathua police station and an Army camp in adjoining Samba district. 

It will also have details about the arms and ammunition carried by them and the casualties.Singh will be meeting Sharif on September 29 in New York after his bilateral discussions with US President Barack Obama in Washington. 

From there, he will proceed to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly. A section of the political spectrum has urged the prime minister to call off talks with his Pakistani counterpart following the attack. 

They argue that Islamabad has to walk the talk on the issue of terrorism.However, the government is of the view that snapping talks is not the option and India should send a message to “enemies of peace” who do not want progress in Indo-Pak relations. It is expected that Singh will take a strong stand during his talks and unequivocally tell Sharif that Pakistan should ensure that terrorism emanating from that country should stop.

In 2009, Singh had stunned the then Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari during a meeting in Russia’s Yekateriburg when he said, “Mr President, my mandate is to tell you that Pakistani territory should not be used for terrorism against India.” 

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