Terrorist Camps In PoK Destroyed In Quake: Minister
4 November 2005
Madurai: Terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have been destroyed in the earthquake last month, Union Minister of State for Home S Regupathi said today. The recent bomb blasts in Jammu and Kashmir were 'acts of desperation by the terrorists to create panic among people,' he said inaugurating a five-day multi-media campaign on the achievements of the UPA Government at Pudukottai, 100 km from here, this evening. Stating that India would not approve of the 'human bomb culture,' he said internal security of the nation had been strengthened manifold since 1962. 'We are now fully prepared to meet any threat.' The Central Government was financing various welfare schemes which were implemented by the states, he said. He released the Tamil translation of the Prime Minister's recent address on a new deal for rural India. Congress MP E M Sudarshana Natchiappan received the first copy. Presiding over the function, Natchiappan, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing committee on Personnel, Public grievances and Law and Justice, urged banks to extend liberal assistance to schemes meant for people's welfare. He regretted that banks and insurance companies did not popularise some of the schemes drawn up for the benefit of the commonman. The UPA Government planned to organise such campaigns in 30 Parliamentary constituencies before January 20 next, he said.