‘Peace talks’ only way to stop bloodshed says Amarinder Singh

Amrinder Singh

Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the only way to stop bloodshed in the country was through peace talks and not through military actions.

“We all are sad about the Pathankot incident. But if we want to stop this bloodshed it can only be done through peace talks, not through military actions. Those one percent who don’t want that there should not be any peace talks, are the ones who are doing this. Therefore the talks should take place because we don’t want our Jawans and officers to die like this. The only way is to talk and end this,” Singh said responding to the scheduled India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary-level talks being deferred.

India on Thursday welcomed the steps taken by Pakistan to investigate the antecedents of the terror strike in Pathankot allegedly by the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and pledged to extend all help to the former’s special investigation team when it arrives in India.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that India viewed the crackdown on the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist group as an important and positive first step.

Earlier, the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that they have no information about the arrest of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar in connection with the recent Pathankot terror attack.

However, Punjab (Pakistan province) Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has confirmed that Azhar is under their ‘protective custody’ and assured of his arrest only if his involvement in the Pathankot attack was proved.

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