Pulwama: 'Centre should retaliate'

Pulwama: 'Centre should retaliate'

Pejawar Mutt senior pontiff Vishwesha Theertha Swami said the Centre should act firm and launch a retaliation to the heinous act of terrorists in Pulwama.

The seer told reporters on Friday that the Prime Minister can decide on whether the retaliation act should be on the lines of a surgical strike. “Although violence and war are disagreeable, the NDA government should firmly act against the terrorists and teach them a befitting lesson. The government, however, should strongly condemn the incident and put an end to the terror acts in the country,” he added.

The seer, offering prayers to the souls of the martyrs, declared that those who lay down their lives for the sake of their motherland are equivalent to saints. They are accorded high regard and respect for their invaluable sacrifice.

The seer also quoted phrases from Mahabarata, to justify the offering of high respect to the soldiers.

The seer is organising a conference on Madhwa Tatvajnana in Hyderabad from February 22 to 24. Religious scholars from all over India are expected to take part in the conference.

The religious and spiritual conference will be inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh governor Narasimhan and veteran scientist Palli Rama Rao will be the chief guest, the seer said.