Mumbai blasts: Govt. must shed its ambivalence towards terrorism, says Advani

Mumbai, July 14 (ANI): Hitting out at the Centre over Wednesday's serial blasts in Mumbai, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani today said the government must shed its ambivalence towards terrorism, and added that the repeated attacks on the financial capital of the country is not a failure of intelligence, but a failure of policy.

"The Government of India must shed its ambivalence towards terrorism. Yesterday's act should be of zero tolerance. It should not be condoned. It is not a failure of intelligence; it is a failure of policy," Times Now quoted Advani, as saying during his visit to the hospitals in Mumbai.

"History can be changed, but you cannot change geography. We have to live with our neighbour. The people of Pakistan are also not happy with Pakistan's obsession with Kashmir. They know the obsession is not helping Pakistan anyway," he added.

At least 18 people were killed over 130 others were injured in the three blasts that took place in Mumbai on Wednesday evening.

The three serial blasts rocked Zaveri Bazaar, a popular jewellery market, the busy business area around Opera House and the crowded Deader area of Central Mumbai between 6.45 p.m. and 7.04 p.m. (ANI)