Modi advocates tough stance on terrorism

December 24th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Narendra ModiGandhinagar, Dec 24 (IANS) Terming the Mumbai terrorist attacks as an “undeclared war on India”, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday urged the Manmohan Singh government to harden its stance towards pakistan.”The recent terror attack launched through the sea route by Pakistani terrorists on Mumbai is nothing but a undeclared war on India. Unfortunately, this is not reflected in the central government’s stand, nor it has reacted the way it should have against this blatant war,” Modi said during an interactive session with the visiting members and office-bearers of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).

“Decisive political will was very vital for tackling the grave challenge posed (by terrorism) to our sovereignty and security,” he said.

During the formal interaction, Modi outlined his government’s developmental initiatives.

“Gujarat has blazed a new trail to deliver speedy justice with constructive cooperation from the legal fraternity,” he said. The vacation period of courts has been reduced, a significant rise has been seen in day-to-day disposal of cases; launching evening courts has had a positive impact for clearing cases of weaker sections, Modi said.

“There were 4,500,000 pending cases and 6,500,000 fresh cases in the last three years. However, due to speedy disposal, only 2,200,000 cases are pending now. By 2010 Gujarat wishes to dispose fresh cases in the same year,” Modi said.

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