PM Modi must take firm steps to strengthen internal security: JD (U)

New Delhi [India], Nov. 10 : Expressing serious concern over the escalating ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), the Janata Dal (United) on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made tall claims during the 2014 general election, needs to take firm steps to strengthen internal security and stop cross border terrorism.

JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav told ANI that there is a need to formulate policies with regard to Kashmir, adding China can play a prominent role in finding a permanent solution.

"The present situation in Kashmir is extremely bad. Our soldiers are being killed almost every day, which is quite depressing. We should strengthen the internal security and stop cross border terrorism with full force," he said. Another JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi welcomed the move of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to summon Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Hyder Shah yesterday to express its strong concern over the continued violations of ceasefire along the International Border and the LoC.

Tyagi said the promises made by Prime Minister Modi in the run up to the general election have not been fulfilled yet.

"During the 2014 general election, he criticized the UPA government but presently the count of soldiers being killed and civilians being injured on day-to-day basis is on the rise," he added.

Earlier in the day, one terrorist was killed in an infiltration bid foiled by the Indian Army in Rampur sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to sources, one AK-47 was recovered from his possession.The search operation is presently underway.

Source: ANI