Pak emergency bothers India more: BJP

November 14th, 2007 - 8:27 am ICT by admin  
Party General Secretary Arun Jatiley said that the BJP has always believed that the struggle for democracy in Pakistan is inseparable from the struggle against terrorism, which is backed by religious terrorism.

“The Party conveys its deep solidarity with the people of Pakistan in this hour of struggle in restoration of democracy and the rule of law,” he said in a statement.

Jatiley said that for the people of India, particularly for those either born or grew up after 1975, the developments of the past 24 hours in Pakistan is a replica of what India had gone through during the Internal Emergency.

Pointing out that highlighting the threat of extremism, dangers of destabilization, and even encroachment by the judiciary into the Executive domain have been favourite slogans used by the dictators as an alibi for proclamation of emergency, he said: “It is not surprising that General Pervez Musharraf has used terrorism and judicial encroachment into the Executive domain to highlight the threat of destabilization.”

He also recalled the state of emergency imposed in India between 1975-77, saying those who born after the mid-1970s may understand as to what the country had faced during that period.

“The Indian Nation displayed a great resilience in fighting the emergency. We hope for a similar success of our Pakistani counterparts,” Jatiley added.

Meanwhile, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) also expressed its “deep” concern over the latest political development in Pakistan.

“The imposition of the emergency and virtual martial law are harmful for the country. The people of Pakistan are overwhelmingly in favour of a democratic set-up,” the CPM said in a statement.

“The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its support to the democratic forces in Pakistan who are struggling for the restoration of democracy,” it added. (ANI)

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