Terrorism will not end in one day: EAM Jaishankar

Terrorism will not end in one day: EAM Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. [File] ANI

Ahmedabad: In the wake of terrorists shooting dead a woman teacher in south Kashmir's Kulgam, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said terrorism will not end in one day and expressed confidence in winning the ongoing battle against extremism.

Responding to a question of reporters in Gujarat's Vadodara city about the targeted killing of the teacher by militants in Kashmir's Kulgam district, Jaishankar said the Centre is confident of winning the battle against terrorism which has been going on for many years.

"Our fight against terrorism, which has been going on for several years, will continue. See, terrorism will not end in one day. But, even terrorists know that the present regime is not like the previous government," Jaishankar told reporters after attending Garib Kalyan Sammelan in Vadodara.

Terrorists on Tuesday shot dead Kashmiri Pandit teacher Rajni Bala (36) in the Kulgam district, police said.

Bala sustained injuries when terrorists fired at her in the Gopalpora area of Kulgam where she was posted as a teacher. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared her dead on arrival, officials had said.

"We will definitely take necessary steps against terrorism. Our battle against terrorism will continue and we are confident that we will be successful," said the external affairs minister.

Before attending the event, Jaishankar, who was on a two-day visit to Vadodara city beginning Monday, visited Police Bhavan and interacted with women police personnel of "She Team"- a special cell to address complaints and distress calls by women.

"Visited Vadodara city Police Bhavan and met the highly motivated She Team. A great example of gender sensitive and socially caring policing" Jaishankar Tweeted.

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