New Delhi: BJP on Monday claimed that "startling
revelations" had come to light about links among Pakistan`s
ISI, Kashmiri separatists and Naxals in India and demanded
action without further delay from the UPA in this regard.
"Startling revelations have come out in the public domain
on the connections between ISI, Hurriyat and the Naxals. It
had been suspected for a long time," BJP spokesperson Nirmala
Sitharaman said quoting media reports.
Insisting that there were reports in the media which
revealed that ISI was recruiting Naxals through separatists,
he said, it was proved when it was found that a pamphlet by
Masarat Alam, mastermind of stone-pelting in Kashmir, was
prepared by an overground Naxal worker.
"The pamphlet was about the plan for strikes by
separatists. Ironically, the pamphlet was prepared by an
overground Naxal worker and at several places, even the
language was the same," Sitharaman said, quoting the reports.
The services of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who fled
from India after the Mumbai blasts of 1993, were also taken by
ISI for recruiting Naxals, she said citing a media report.
"BJP is voicing its concern over this frightening
reality... This dangerous and completely threatening link
demands greater intelligence awareness in tackling this
menace," Sitharaman said.
The principal opposition also took jibes at the Congress
and the government, saying there was a need for "greater unity
of purpose between them" to take action.
"The government should stop debating among themselves
whether there should be development first and then action or
whether action should be taken and then development should
take place (in Naxal infested areas)," Sitharaman said.
BJP also took on the human rights activists who speak on
behalf of the Naxals.
"These human rights activists are the overground face of
the Naxals. They are giving powerful speeches in Srinagar. So
now the proof has come out in the open," Sitharaman said.