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Get ISI declared terror org: BJP

Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 22:07

Bhubaneswar: India should leverage its
strategic partnership with the United States and put pressure
on international community to get Pakistan`s ISI declared a
terrorist organisation by UN Security Council, BJP said on Monday.

"The government should leverage its status of
strategic partner with the US to expose the nexus among
Pakistan`s ISI, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and other outfits,"
senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh told reporters here.

The Congress-led government should also put
diplomatic pressure on international community to get the ISI
declared a terrorist organisation by the United Nations
Security Council, he said.

After the conviction of Tahawwur Rana by a Chicago
court for providing material support to LeT, India has got
another opportunity to mount pressure on Pakistan and the ISI,
Singh said.

Stating that UPA regime`s failure to bring the
perpetrators of Mumbai terror attack to justice emanates from
its "diplomatic myopia," the former BJP president claimed he
had forewarned the Centre about ISI`s involvement in abetting
and sponsoring anti-India terrorist activities from Pakistan.

"I had also urged the government to make diplomatic
efforts to put ISI under international watch," he said.

To a query on the proposed Prevention of Communal and
Targeted Violence Bill 2011, Singh said BJP would not approve
of the bill when it is tabled in Parliament.


First Published: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 22:07

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