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Expressing her anguish at the ``gruesome terrorist strike'' in Kashmir, in which over 30 persons were killed, she said, ``now it is time for firm and deterrent action.
A decision to retaliate and teach Pakistan an unforgettable lesson has to be taken by the Government of India. I hope the Government of India will take necessary action before it is too late''.
In a statement issued here, Ms. Jayalalithaa said: ``Pakistan has made it meaningless to continue to maintain diplomatic relations between the two countries.
In fact, Pakistan has made a mockery of the term diplomatic relation. It is time for India to sever diplomatic ties with Pakistan and launch a full-scale war.
If the Government of India takes such a timely and bold decision, the entire nation will be solidly behind it''.
Noting that there had been enough of such ``outrageous incidents and killings'', she said, ``Western nations condemn these acts of terrorism and remain content with that. Political leaders in India express outrage and then nothing more is done. Unfortunately, everyone forgets these incidents after a few days. How long are we to allow this violence to go on in Jammu and Kashmir? What is actually going on in Kashmir is a proxy war being waged by Pakistan, which is encouraging separatism''.
She said the Government could not fight terror by just making fiery statements.
``Words should be matched with deeds. There is no point in going on sacrificing our brave soldiers. After each such terrorist attack in the past, the border posts in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir should have been destroyed.''
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