`Govt has failed to take steps to counter terror`

BJP said govt has failed to take effective steps to counter terrorism and emphasised on the need for putting international pressure on Pakistan.

Updated: Nov 26, 2011, 22:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Taking on the government on the
third anniversary of the Mumbai attacks, BJP on Saturday said it has
failed to take effective steps to counter terrorism and
emphasised on the need for putting international pressure on
Pakistan to hand over those involved in the case.

Paying homage to those killed in the attack, BJP
spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "Every countryman thought
that now the government will take steps so that the country
will be safe. But, unfortunately terror attacks continued to
take place in Mumbai and Delhi also."

The BJP charged that though NIA had been created and a
slew of measures announced post-26/11, not a single terror
module has been tracked and successfully investigated.

"No terrorist or real culprits have been nabbed. Not a
single terrorist could be captured. People are really worried
and concerned about the safety. We deplore this failure of the
government to make the country safe and secure and nab the
culprits," Javadekar said.

He maintained that the perpetrators and handlers of the
26/11 terror attack were still walking free in Pakistan and
have not been punished despite India handing over sufficient
evidence.

"Pakistan is not serious about bringing them to justice
and is actually sheltering them... Against this backdrop, our
Prime Minister has called his Pakistani counterpart a man of
peace which is ridiculous," Javadekar said.

He insisted that India should have made these attacks
"a prestige issue" and built international pressure on
Pakistan.

PTI