PM on JK Attacks: Bid to Derail Atmosphere Created By Polls

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed huge voter turnout in the first two phases of assembly polls so far despite boycott call by separatists.

Published: 05th December 2014 08:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2014 09:41 PM   |  A+A-

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Soliders combating a group of militants who attacked an army camp in Uri near the Line of Control on Friday. 8 army personnel 3 policemen and 6 militants were killed in the shoot-out | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condemned the terror attacks in Kashmir, saying these are "desperate attempts" to derail the atmosphere of hope created by the increased voter turnout and saluted the soldiers who laid down their lives for the nation.    

"Attacks in J&K are condemnable. They are desperate attempts to derail the atmosphere of hope & goodwill as seen by increased voter turnout," Modi tweeted as militants struck at various places across Kashmir.    

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed huge voter turnout in the first two phases of assembly polls so far despite boycott call by separatists. Three more phases of polling are yet to take place.     

Paying tributes to the defence personnel, the Prime Minister said "125 crore Indians bow to our brave Army men who sacrificed their lives. These men lived & died for the nation. We won't forget them."

Modi is scheduled to address two rallies in Kashmir on Monday and according to PMO sources, he is going ahead with the programme despite the terror strikes.

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