Terror advisories: Sidhu bats for stringent law

In the wake of advisories from US and other countries warning of "imminent" terror attacks in New Delhi, the BJP on Sunday demanded enactment of a stringent law to fight terrorism.

Phagwara (Pune): In the wake of advisories
from US and other countries warning of "imminent" terror
attacks in New Delhi, the BJP on Sunday demanded enactment of a
stringent law to fight terrorism.

"Internal security must be our first and foremost
priority and our benchmark. We (should) better prepare and
prevent rather than repair and repent," cricketer-turned
politician and party national secretary Navjot Singh Sidhu
told reporters here.

Asked whether there was any intelligence failure as the
alert came from countries like US, he said, "It is no use
pointing accusing fingers at one particular agency or party as
fighting terrorism is a common cause.

"Right to live is a fundamental right and in case certain
lumpen elements posed a threat to it then we all should
jointly rise against them," the Amritsar MP said.

He also demanded an all-party meet to discuss the issue.

The US, UK and Australia yesterday issued fresh
advisories, warning of "imminent" terror attacks in New Delhi,
particularly in market places which are "attractive targets"
for terrorist groups.

PTI

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