Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the “weak-kneed approach” of the Central government against terrorism has encouraged terrorists to strike India at will.

Speaking at Sardar Patel University at Vallabh Vidhya Nagar near here Mr. Modi said, “The demon of terrorism is responsible for killing so many people in the country. Had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who united the country, been alive today, innocent people would not have lost their lives.”

Mr. Modi said, “Those terrorists, whom the court had ordered to be sent to the gallows, would have been hanged by now, had Sardar Patel been alive.”

“Weak-kneed approach of today’s Central government to fight terror has provided encouragement to terrorists to strike in India at their will,” Mr. Modi said.

Mr. Modi was speaking at the inauguration of a university hall.

“People of this country want the terrorists to be dealt in a hard manner,” Mr. Modi said adding that human rights should not be granted to terrorists as they are not fit to be called human.

“Central government is very enthusiastic in brining a law for communal violence, but has no time to root out terrorism,” he added.

The Gujarat Chief Minister further said, “Countries across the world, including the US, have enacted tough laws and have put up a strong fight against terrorism, but India is being bombed repeatedly.”

“This is the time when people of India should take up the challenge of uprooting terrorism,” he added.