India should recall envoy to Pakistan, says BJP

February 12th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India should recall its high commissioner to Pakistan if Islamabad does not dismantle the terror infrastructure on its soil after its admission that the Mumbai attack was planned from Pakistani territory, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Thursday.
Party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters: “If Pakistan still does not take any steps, the Indian high commissioner to the country should be called back and all diplomatic ties with it should be snapped.”

He was reacting to Islamabad’s admission earlier in the day that “part of the Mumbai attack” was planned in Pakistan by “non-state actors”.

Prasad said India must take all “coercive diplomatic measures”. Though Islamabad claimed that all terror camps were closed, they were active, Prasad claimed. “Some terrorists were caught a couple of days back in the Jammu region.”

The BJP spokesperson said his party had strongly voiced its view at the BJP’s national council meeting last week that it was pointless to have any diplomatic relations with Pakistan if it does not do anything concrete on curbing terrorism.

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