Take coercive diplomatic action against Pak,BJP tells govt

BJP presses government for ‘coercive diplomatic measures’ against Pakistan on the Mumbai terror attacks issue.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: February 12, 2009 6:19:37 pm

Demanding “coercive diplomatic measures” against Pakistan on the Mumbai terror attacks issue,Opposition BJP today said if Islamabad still fails to act and give results,New Delhi should snapped all diplomatic and trade ties with it.

“It is the claim (of Pakistan) that all terrorist training camps have been shutdown… but those camps where terrorists are trained are still active. Some terrorists were caught a couple of days back in the Jammu region,” BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters.

Prasad said if Pakistan fails to act then India should “seriously think” about closing diplomatic relations with the neighbouring country.

“As we have stated in our (party) Nagpur Council meeting,there is no point in keeping diplomatic relations with Pakistan if it does not act,” he said,adding,“All transport,tourism and trade relations should be snapped”.

Prasad said if Pakistan still does not take any steps,the Indian High Commissioner to the country should be called back.

“All coercive diplomatic measures should be taken by India. Pakistan must give results,” he demanded.

Another BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said since Pakistan was known to change its stand on the Mumbai attack,India should wait and watch for a couple of days.

“Though Pakistan has said the Mumbai attack conspiracy was hatched on its soil,India should wait for two days.

Earlier,their NSA had said the same but he was sacked,” Javadekar told reporters.

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