Oppn leaders condemn terror attack, but question security lapse

Oppn leaders condemn terror attack, but question security lapse

New Delhi: Top Opposition leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad of Congress and CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury today condemned terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims but questioned the supposed security lapse. "This attack is be condemned. But even when there were intelligence inputs well in advance, why was there a failure in preventing the attack," Congress leader Mr Azad told reporters. Mr Yechury also spoke on the similar line and wanted to know, "why security agencies could not prevent" the attack despite intelligence inputs that suggested that terror groups could hit at the pilgrims. "Last killing of pilgrims in terror attack was in 2000, under BJP-led NDA when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister. Now, again in 2017," he said. Mr Yechury said the situation in Kashmir has "deteriorated" under Modi regime. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said: "This is a grave and unacceptable security lapse. The Prime Minister needs to accept responsibility and never allow it to happen again". In a resolution meanwhile, Opposition parties condemned the terror attack and asked the government to bring the perpetrators of crime to book as soon as possible.

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