Uri terror attack: Shiv Sena warns Centre of people’s retaliation

, 11:52 AM IST

Mumbai :Shiv Sena on Sunday warned the BJP-led central government that it would have to face the anger of the people if it did not take urgent steps against Pakistan for stopping terror attacks.

“We don’t believe that it (attack on Army’s battalion headquarters in Uri, north Kashmir) is a terrorist attack. It was a planned attack by Pakistan,” Sena MP Sanjay Raut said.

“There is no need to talk now. It is time for urgent and rigid action against Pakistan. If these attacks do not stop now, people will turn against the government,” Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, said.

Heavily armed militants, suspected to belong to the terror group JeM, stormed battalion headquarters of the Army in Uri town in the wee hours on Sunday.

Seventeen jawans were killed in the attack and 19 others sustained injuries. Four militants involved in the strike were killed by the Army. Shiv Sena is a partner in the BJP-led governments both in Maharashtra and at the Centre.