Citizens’ participation important in combating terrorism: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Mumbai attacks
Devendra Fadnavis said that the state, as well as the central government, has acted in past few years with prudence on several lessons learnt after the 26/11 attacks.
MUMBAI: While the Centre and the state governments are doing their best on the internal and external security fronts, the participation of citizens is necessary to defeat terrorism, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday, the ninth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
The state, as well as the Central governments, had taken prudent steps over the past few years, having learnt several lessons following the 26/11 attacks, Fadnavis said after inaugurating a seminar on national security at the Bombay Stock Exchange auditorium.
“The way incidents of terrorism are increasing, not only the police and security forces, but all citizens need to be vigilant and alert. Every citizen should cooperate with our police and the army. We should work together to crush terrorism. This would be the biggest tribute to the martyrs,” Fadnavis said.
Union ministers, Kiran Rijiju and Hansraj Ahir, meanwhile, hit out at Pakistan on the issue of terrorism.
Rijiju said India had adopted a “zero-tolerance policy” towards terrorism and lamented that Pakistan was not doing enough to control the growth of terror on its soil. Ahir, meanwhile, claimed that Pakistan had released the 2008 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed from house arrest to increase terrorist activities in India.
“The government has made it clear on various international platforms that Pakistan is a breeding ground for terrorism,” Rijiju said during an event here to commemorate the supreme sacrifice made by security personnel during the Mumbai terror attacks.