Pulwama attack aftermath: Sidhu calls for ‘dialogue with Pak to find a permanent solution’

Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, has said that that dialogue with Pakistan should continue in order to find a permanent solution to the problems between the two countries.

“Wherever wars are fought and such things (Pulwama type attack) happen, dialogue also continues simultaneously. There is a need to find a permanent solution to (issues between India and Pakistan).

Adding that the dialogue between the two countries should continue, Sidhu said,”Such people have no religion, no country and no caste. When a snake bites, its anti-dote is also snake poison.”

Sidhu condemned the Pulwama attack but added that the entire nation of Pakistan cannot be blamed for the actions of a handful of people.

“This (attack) should be condemned by all. For a handful people, you cannot blame an entire nation. Those behind the attack must be punished,” Sidhu said.

Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that ‘militants have committed their worst mistake, will pay a heavy price.’

“We have given complete freedom to the security forces of the country. We have full faith in their bravery and valour,” Modi said while addressing a programme to flag-off the first indigenous Train 18, renamed as Vande Bharat Express at the New Delhi Railway Station.

Calling out Pakistan, without naming he country, Modi said, “Our neighbouring country has already been sidelined by the international community; despite that if it feels it can create problems for India by creating instability, its their mistake.”

His remarks came minutes after the Cabinet Committee on Security that decided to withdraw the “Most Favoured Nation” status given to Pakistan.

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