‘Pakistan has made it a state policy to encourage terrorism’: BJP

The BJP condemned the second anti-India resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan, and said there should not be any talks with Islamabad in near future till the neighbouring nation gives up encouragement to terrorism.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2013, 20:50 PM IST

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday condemned the second anti-India resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan, and said there should not be any talks with Islamabad in near future till the neighbouring nation gives up encouragement to terrorism.

BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said Pakistan always does it because they have realised that India is not going to respond adequately.

“Pakistan from day one has made it a state policy to encourage terrorism. Pakistan has been aiding, funding terrorists from day one. And we are not able to respond to that unfortunately. In spite of the fact that Pakistan is the aggressor, Pakistan has violated ceasefire number of times last year and this year. Still Pakistan has got the audacity to pass such resolutions,” he added.

Naidu also sought a reply from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Indian Government on Pakistan passing anti-India resolution on LoC ceasefire violations

“We strongly condemn it and we would like to know what is the response of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Government of India vis-à-vis the Pakistani Government’s resolution. The Prime Minister speaks in one language and the ruling party and the combination in Parliament speaks in another language,” said Naidu.

“We want Nawaz Sharif to walk the talk. Till such time, there is no meaning in believing in what Pakistani Prime Minister says and there should not be any talks with Pakistan in the near future till they give up encouragement to terrorism,” he added.

A unanimous resolution was passed in a session of the Pakistan National Assembly earlier today against the Indian army condemning the cross border firing and asking to hold a dialogue.

There were reports of firing across border in the Batal, Nakyal areas near Skardu on Wednesday night.

The Pakistan Army has claimed that Captain Sarfaraz was killed and a soldier was wounded by the senseless firing.

India and Pakistan had agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003.

However, there have been many instances of ceasefire violations from both sides leading to several deaths and strained relations between the two nations since then.

ANI