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Modi’s policies created space for terrorists in Kashmir, says Rahul

“Mr. Gandhi speaks about personal gain, now everybody in our country knows and history has given evidence that when it comes to challenges with regard to Kashmir, those challenges are given out to country courtesy the Nehru-Gandhi family”, the textile minister said. “Grave strategic blow for India”, he added further.Union minister Smriti Irani hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the attack on Amarnath pilgrims and politicizing the issue at a time when the country was “united against terrorism”.Another Congress leader P. L. Punia said that Irani, who in his view is not a serious political leader, should not forget that Rahul belongs to family that sacrificed their lives for the nation. He questioned why the prime minister should not own responsibility for “endangering our national security”.Terrorists on Monday night killed seven pilgrims, including six women, and injured 19 others as they struck at a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since the year 2000.The party also said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is grim and the BJP-PDP government was “unwilling” to accept its gross failures in plunging the state into a “situation of no return”.”Why is the BJP speaking in contradictory, antithetical voices?” Singhvi said the Congress wants to ask the BJP government why no concrete preventive steps were taken even after a specific intelligence tip-off on June 27.”After every terrorist attack, be it the Uri or the Pathankot Air force camp similar platitudes are offered by government with Prime Minister refusing to come forward”, he alleged. “Merely tweeting on Kashmiriyat and replying to a troll will not absolve the Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh of the primary responsibility to maintain peace and tranquillity”, he said.”India is being seen differently by the world today”, he said.The Congress simultaneously held an official press conference by senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who targeted the BJP governments both in the Centre and in Jammu and Kashmir for ignoring intelligence inputs and preventing the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims.