BJP hopes Pakistan will introspect on terrorism after Peshawar attack

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao on Wednesday said he hopes that Pakistan, after Tuesday's terror strike on a school in Peshawar, realizes that there are no good or bad terrorists and will introspect on the issue.

ANI| Updated: Dec 17, 2014, 12:01 PM IST

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao on Wednesday said he hopes that Pakistan, after Tuesday's terror strike on a school in Peshawar, realizes that there are no good or bad terrorists and will introspect on the issue.

"It has become clear that terrorism is a major issue for the world, and Pakistan, which lets terrorism breed in the country, will also realize that there are no good or bad terrorists, and that such organizations can prove to be dangerous for the country itself. I hope there is introspection by Pakistan; we hope the export of terrorism by the country stops," said Rao.

Another BJP leader and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi called for a united effort to counter such demonic forces.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon said, "This day will be remembered as a black day in history world-wide. This is a shameful event."

Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to schools across India to observe two minutes of silence today as a mark of solidarity.

He also had a telephonic conversation with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and offered deepest condolences and all assistance in the hour of misery.

The banned terrorist outfit Tehrik-i- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, leading to the death of 131 people, including at least 100 students.

According to reports, the terrorists stormed the Peshawar school dressed as Frontier Corps' officers. One of the militants reportedly blew himself up, while the others were gunned down by security agencies. Hundreds of people were taken hostage within the school premises before the terrorists were eliminated. However, the presence of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) throughout the school reportedly hampered the speed of the evacuation of the hostages.