Finish off Pakistan to finish terrorism: Ashok Singhal

December 23rd, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanMumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) Finish off Pakistan to finish terrorism, Vishwa Hindu Parishad international president Ashok Singhal said here Tuesday, adding, “we need brave leaders, not cowards”.Singhal told mediapersons: “Even the US, the UK, Europe, Australia and Africa are fed up by what is happening. Finish off Pakistan to finish terrorism.”

Despite repeated questioning, Singhal declined to give a direct reply whether India should declare a war against Pakistan.

Expressing the need for doing “homework”, including snapping diplomatic ties with Pakistan, discontinuing the Samjhauta Express and removing ISI bases in India, he said: “They have already launched a war against India. You cannot prevent a war…”

Singhal also called for action with an “iron hand” against all the Bangladeshi Muslims living here by deporting them back to their country. He demanded stopping what he described as `Talibani education’ imparted by madrassas.

Citing Operation Entebbe of 1976, Singhal said that some Israeli nationals were taken hostage in Entebbe (Uganda) by jehadis, but Israel gave them a fitting reply and rescued its citizens safely.

“But for this, we need brave leaders, not cowards,” Singhal said, taking a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for handing over Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar in return for hostages of a hijacked Indian Airlines flight that was taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

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