Pakistan sponsors terrorism: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed Pakistan Parliament's resolution pertaining to the hanging of Afzal Guru and called it a mere brazen act of interference in India’s internal affairs. Pakistan has crossed all boundaries in its diplomatic dealings with India. The party believed that almost all terrorist activities in India were sponsored by Pakistan and by adopting a resolution on Afzal Guru in the National Assembly; Pakistan had given its stamp of approval on its association with terrorist groups. The national party accused Central government of lacking firm conviction to fight against terrorism and having no action plan. It further attacked Government for having spent all energy targeting BJP and giving little attention to safeguard the country from terrorism. 

Citing a series of events from beheading of Indian soldiers, blasts in Hyderabad and attack on CRPF camp in Srinagar, BJP charged Government of its inability to deal with cross border terrorism.

The BJP suggested immediate scaling down of India’s diplomatic relations with Pakistan in the wake of fidayeen attacks in Srinagar. “Unless Pakistan abides by its commitment given to us in January 2004 that no terrorist activities against India would be carried out on its soil, the Centre should also suspend the on-going Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) for the time being,” said BJP nationa president Rajnath Singh.

The party also suggested recalling its High Commissioner in Islamabad. The UPA Government’s policy of pampering Pakistan had encouraged terrorists and other anti-India forces.The terrorists had galvanised their groups and this situation could get worse in 2014 after the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.
The BJP recommended an army capable of facing emerging challenges is a must. The UPA Government should focus on strengthening India’s military power by increasing its numbers and rapid modernization of forces. Durable peace can be maintained only from a position of strength not from a position of weakness. 
Keeping Pakistan Parliament resolution in mind the BJP appealed to the government to denounce this act by adopting a consensus resolution in Indian Parliament and reaffirm its will to fight against terror. 

“The resolution should be moved by the Prime Minister himself. It is high time the government should take a tough stand against terrorism by putting pressure on Pakistan to mend its ways. If the UPA fails to apply its diplomatic skills these Pakistan sponsored terrorists will continue inflicting wounds on India,” said Singh.

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