BJP Wants Debate On Headley, Rana, 26/11 Probe

On the first anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack next week, BJP will demand a debate in Parliament on the progress made in the case and on the state of Indo-Pak relations. "On the first
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PTI November 19, 2009 18:23 IST

On the first anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack next week, BJP will demand a debate in Parliament on the progress made in the case and on the state of Indo-Pak relations.

"On the first anniversary of 26/11 attacks next week we will demand a debate in Parliament on the state of Indo-Pak relations and the progress made in the terror attack case," Deputy Leader of BJP in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said.

A notice for debate in both Houses will be put forward by the main opposition on November 26 itself.

BJP had demanded a tough government stand against Pakistan after the Mumbai terror attack once it became clear that the bosses of the perpetrators were based in Pakistan and were directing the operation from there. Even the terrorists are said to have been trained in the neighbouring country.

Lack of co-operation from Pakistan despite dossiers from India, the Indian government's agreement in Sharm-el-Sheikh to inclusion of the clause delinking composite dialogue from terror and the mention of Balochistan in the agreement gave BJP a handle to take on the UPA government.

The BJP has also demanded that India should exert pressure, including international diplomatic pressure, on Pakistan to hand over 26/11 accused and Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed and other culprits.

The party has also demanded that compensation be paid soon to victims of the Mumbai terror attack.

It has taken up the cause of victims and even approached the National Human Rights Commission, arguing that in several cases the government had not yet fulfilled its promise of providing relief. PTI

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