Needling the Prime Minister over the Uri terror attack, Shiv Sena today said the situation has become worse than that under the previous Congress regime and if the Prime Minister is unable to strike Pakistan and eliminate terrorists, his exercise of building a global image will prove futile. The Sena also called for dissolution of the government in Jammu and Kashmir to sternly deal with the terrorists and pro-Pakistan elements.
Striking a hawkish posture, Shiv Sena said Pakistan has waged an open war against India with this attack and our proof of its involvement will yield no result with Pakistan's government.
"One has to accept that the situation today is worse than what was during the Congress regime. At a time when pro-Pakistan sloganeering is on in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistani flags are being hoisted there, the Centre should dissolve the state government and impose 'martial law' there as President's (Governor's) rule wouldn't suffice," Shiv Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
"Pakistan has waged an open war against India now, while we cannot do anything except issue warnings. The probe into the Pathankot terror attack too did not result in any action against that country," it said. With regard to the evidence suggesting Pakistan's involvement, the editorial said: "This proof has no value at the international level. If you (Modi) do not have the courage to strike Pakistan like the US did to eliminate Osama Bin Laden, there is no use of building an international image," it added.
Stating that foreign nations would not do anything to help India on the issue, it said that if Pakistan could use four terrorists to wreak havoc why India cannot use its security forces to strike Pakistan. The Shiv Sena said that merely decorating coffins of martyred soldiers or accepting condolences from foreign nations would not serve the purpose. Instead, giving credence to our security forces is the need of the hour.
"Terrorist attacks have become regular in Jammu and Kashmir. Whose failure is this? PM Modi may continue to issue warnings, but the question is how much and when would Pakistan pay heed to them?" the Shiv Sena said. Heavily armed terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad had yesterday stormed an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri killing 18 soldiers.