Political parties have failed to tackle terrorism: Aamir Khan

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan on his blog blasted the political parties for not not being able to tackle terrorism and in fact fueling it by using the crisis to their advantage.

"As I had expected, various politicians have tried to use this traumatic and tragic attack to their advantage...quite clearly both the major political parties have failed to tackle terrorism...while what happened in Mumbai recently clearly exposes the incompetence of the Congress, the hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight 814 during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule shows them in even worse light," Aamir posted on his blog www.aamirkhan.com/blog Tuesday.

"They actually negotiated with the terrorists and released three dreaded terrorists from Indian jails. All the five hijackers and the three terrorists released from India by the then BJP government were allowed to escape to attack us another day," he added.

The actor slammed the political and regional parties across the country for being "responsible in one way or the other, for fueling terrorism".

Aamir further criticised bargaining with the terrorists.

"No matter what, the next time round, and let's not fool ourselves, we must be alert and prepared for more attacks, we must not negotiate. All potential terrorists must get a very clear message that India does not negotiate with terrorists," he wrote.

"The other important thing we need to remind ourselves in this time of anger and hurt is to stay calm and take sensible steps, and not give in to thoughtless knee jerk reactions," he wrote.

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