Don`t hold talks with Pak till it acts against terrorism: BJP
BJP asked the government not to hold talks with Pakistan till it takes "credible action" to prevent terrorism from its soil targeted against India.
New Delhi: In the light of fresh disclosures
by 26/11 accused Tahawwur Hussain Rana that ISI was involved
in the attacks, BJP on Wednesday asked the government not to hold
talks with Pakistan till it takes "credible action" to prevent
terrorism from its soil targeted against India.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told reporters that the
government should build pressure to make Pakistan`s ISI
accountable for its role in the Mumbai terror attack.
He insisted that India should "really capitalise" on this
opportunity to expose on global fora the direct role of the
"The BJP demands that India should not show any leniency
till Pakistan accepts its responsibility, acts effectively
against perpetrators of 26/11 attacks and dismantles the
terror infrastructure. There should be no talks with Pakistan
till it takes credible action against terrorists," he said.
The senior BJP leader maintained that Pakistan should keep
its promise made in January 2004 that it will not allow its
land to be used for any terror activity targeted against
In reply to a question on US interest in Pakistan due to
geopolitics and its role in Afghanistan, Javadekar said, "US
is dictated by its own self-interest. We should also keep our
national interest in mind and not be bogged down by the US."
Rana had reportedly informed his interrogators in the US
that ISI was not playing a peripheral role in 26/11 but
actually "controlling and coordinating" the attacks.
"Pakistan`s complicity is fully on display when the main
perpetrators of the 26/11 attack Hafeez Sayeed and
Zaki-ur-Rehman-Lakhvi are roaming freely and spiting venom
against India. It clearly proves that the attitude of Pakistan
government has not changed a bit," Javadekar said.
The BJP demanded that the UPA government exert appropriate
diplomatic pressure on Pakistan.