Pak PM Speaks of Peace, General Speaks of War: Amarinder Singh

The Punjab chief minister also said that it’s time to teach Pakistan a lesson for the “dastardly” Pulwama attack.

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at the Punjab Assembly.

The Punjab Assembly on Friday, 15 February, strongly condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, in which at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed, and passed a resolution for adjournment of the proceedings of the House for the day.

Members of the House, cutting across party lines, paid tributes to the CRPF personnel killed in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, and observed two-minutes’ silence in their memory.

Moving the resolution seeking adjournment of the House, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said "enough is enough" and urged Centre to give a befitting reply to the "dastardly act of Pakistan".

“It is the time to teach (them) a lesson. Pakistan PM speaks peace and the General speaks war,” he said.

As the Question Hour commenced on the fourth day the Budget session of the Punjab Assembly, SAD MLA Bikram Singh Majithia sought adjournment of the House in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra supported Majithia's call for adjournment.

"It is the worst ever terror attack... It has been strongly condemned world over. We should understand the gravity of the situation. The nation is in mourning and we should adjourn the House," Majithia said.

At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday, 14 February, in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over explosives into their bus.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm.

The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack that took place about 20 km from Srinagar.

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