Pulwama Terror Attack: Time for peace talks over with Pakistan, Says Capt Amarinder Singh in His Powerful Speech at Punjab Assembly; Watch Video
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (Photo Credits: ANI)

Amritsar, February 17: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday called for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan for the attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The chief minister, during a speech in Punjab's Vidhan Sabha, urged the Centre to “teach Pakistan a lesson” and stressed that the “time for talking peace is over”. List of Jawans Martyred in Pulwama Attack: Names and Photos of 40 CRPF Bravehearts Martyred in JeM Terror Strike in J&K.

The 76-year-old leader said, "the time for peace talks is over and they should be taught a lesson." He also accused Pakistan of playing a double game, saying "their prime minister (Imran Khan) is talking peace and the general (Qamar Javed Bajwa) is talking war." Thousands Pay Tributes to Martyrs As Bodies Of CRPF Soldiers Reach Homes.

Punjab CM speech in Vidhan Sabha:

"Enough is enough... The time for talking peace is over and I think it is time to teach them a lesson, and I hope the Government of India will understand this point and will take it up," the chief minister said. In his Vidhan Sabha speech, Singh asserted, "This is becoming too much and if we do not act they may again resort to such misadventure. The time has come for the Centre to understand their (Pakistan's) designs and give them a befitting response."

Accusing Pakistan of playing a double game, Singh said, "I hear (Pakistan) prime minister saying he wants to start a Guru Nanak Dev University and perform sewa at Gurdwara Sahib. And his protégé and the ISI are trying to foment trouble." Targeting Pakistan Army Chief, Singh said, "Bajwa is the commander in chief and Bajwa's army made him (Imran) PM and (Pakistani intelligence agency) ISI is under Bajwa." Pulwama Attack: List of 42 CRPF Jawans Who Were on Bus Attacked by JeM in Jammu & Kashmir.

"What is the double game being played at their national level, earning Sikhs sympathies by saying these things and on the other hand, killing people in the country," the Punjab chief minister asked, adding "among those killed in terror attack were four sewaks of Guru Nanak Dev."

Capt. Amarinder Singh's speech was praised by many people including famous personalities like Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, Retired Major Gaurav Arya and others.

Major Gaurav Arya while praising the speech said, "This is pure, unadulterated honesty. You can feel the rage of @capt_amarinder & if you have not heard this speech before, I urge you to listen to it with your families. At a time like this, India needed these words of courage, succour & wisdom. Hear the lion roar."

Rajdeep Sardesai said, "The best speech by some distance on Pulwama across Party lines: from a soldier and a statesman, rare combo. Salute"

One user wrote, "Once a soldier always a soldier. Befitting response to Pakies." Another user wrote, "Sir ! What a speech ! You spoke from heart and billion can relate to u ! NRI punjabis who are poisoned against India should see this!"

In the deadly terror attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), over 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who rammed his SUV into the CRPF convoy killing over 40 soldiers and injuring many.