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Live: In J&K, we don't want guns to always do the talking, says Shinde

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Mar 14, 2013 at 03:55pm IST

New Delhi: 1:39 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for 45 mins.

1:37 pm: Sushil Kumar Shinde says, "We are keeping an eye on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the terror camps running there. I want to assure the House that we are trying to bring peace in Kashmir by bringing in a special package."

1:34 pm: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde says, "In Jammu and Kashmir, we do not want guns to always do the talking. So all paramilitary soldiers were not armed at the time."

1:30 pm: Sushil Kumar Shinde says, "In Kashmir, the situation is different. The situation is improving there and we are attempting to building confidence amongst people."

1:27 pm: Sushil Kumar Shinde says, "Whatever intelligence information we get, we share with the states and the whole country. During the Hyderabad blast time, there was an alert given to all big cities. The Hyderabad blast is jointly being investigated with help from Hyderabad Police. The local police is very crucial to investigate the links. Giving it completely to NIA would not help. We are reaching to some important information on Hyderabad blast."

1:25 pm: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde clarifies, "I have said that they are foreigners, not said that they are from Pakistan."

1:14 pm: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says, "How serious is the government about national security? If the government had intelligence inputs then why did the government not act on it?"

1:08 pm: CPM Leader Sitaram Yechury asks, "What do you mean the state is on a general alert? The whole country is on general alert."

1:06 pm: CPM leader Sitaram Yechuri says, "We were informed about the new laws and institutions to combat terrorism. It is not a question of post-mortem of the terror attack. It is important what is being done to prevent such attacks. What has the government done to share the intelligence reports?"

1:03 pm: BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu says, "Hizbul Mujahideen has taken responsibility. This is not new and what is there to investigate. What is the approach of the government to handle Pakistan helping and assisting the terrorists. I request the government to come with a concrete approach to handle this."

1:00 pm: Rajya Sabha having a discussion on Srinagar issue after the Parliamentary Affairs Minister has agreed to this discussion.

12:56 pm: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha as the BJP demands a discussion over the Srinagar issue.

12:54 pm: BJP leaders protest outside the J&K Assembly demanding an exclusive discussion on the killing of five CRPF personnel and demand the J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to be present in the House during the discussion.

12:52 pm: Sushil Kumar Shinde says, "There was a terrorist attack in Srinagar, the attack was made by militants who took shelter, it was a fidayeen attack at Bemina."

12:51 pm: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde makes a statement in Rajya Sabha on the Srinagar terror attack.

12:44 pm: Lok Sabha members demand a copy of Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's statement on the Srinagar attack.

12:43 pm: Union Minister P Chidambaram informs the House that External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will also give a statement in the House today.

12:40 pm: Lok Sabha members want to take up discussion on the attack on CRPF camp in Srinagar but Speaker Meira Kumar says budget to be taken up for short span of time as the Budget needs to be passed today.

12:37 pm: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha says, "One CRPF jawan from my constituency died in yesterday's attack. This is a personal matter for me. This is a great tragedy that our great country has not been able to give back to terrorism. Is our country not capable to fight back terrorism?"

12:34 pm: There was terrorism attack in Srinagar yesterday. The fidayeen attack happened yesterday at 10.50 am. The two terrorists in civilian uniform entered the ground through the local fencing and mingled with the youth playing there in the ground. The tube recovered was manufactured at a factory in Karachi. The terrorists appear to be from outside. Terrorists had diaries on them with telephone numbers suspected to be Pakistani. There had been a decrease in the number of infiltrations into J&K from Pakistan," said Shinde.

12:30 pm: Sushma Swaraj says, "I demand the Home Minister give a statement on the Fidayeen attack on CRPF camp."

12:26 pm: Sushma Swaraj says, "Let us stand together and challenge Pakistan and not Challenge each other."

12:20 pm: Sushma Swaraj says, " It is sad that on a terror attack that the Parliament should seriously discuss, the members are challenging each other."

The BJP on Thursday raised the terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Srinagar in Parliament and Sushma Swaraj asked Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde if we had any information then why did the government not do anything to save the lives of the CRPF personnel.

Resurgent Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at a CRPF camp in Bemina.

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