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ATS' revelations will affect Indo-Pak talks: BJP

November 19, 2008 18:49 IST
Last Updated: November 19, 2008 19:38 IST

Terming the ATS investigations "juvenile", the BJP today claimed that the "selective revelations" in the probe would encourage pro-jehadi forces in Pakistan and may influence the ongoing Indo-Pak talks.

"Earlier the Congress regime was soft on terror, now they have turned juvenile. The juvenile investigations would encourage jehadi elements in Pakistan and would have an effect on the talks between the two countries which is due in the last week of this month," party spokesperson Ravi Shanker Prasad told reporters here.

The whole move to malign the forces by claiming that the RDX for the Samjhauta blast was provided by an army personnel and then retracting the statement the next day is very demoralising at a time when the ISI has been propagating the theory that the Indian Army [Images] supports terror in Jammu and Kashmir [Images], he added.

"There is a risk of Pakistan seeking a review of all the terrorist attacks in which India had alleged a Pakistani hand. In the Samjhauta blasts case, we had even provided to Pakistan a photograph of a Pakistani national who was involved," Prasad said.

The morale of the Indian Army needs to be protected at all costs, he added.

"The ATS theory would give Pakistan an opportunity to prove that India is involved in sponsoring anti-Pak campaign on terror," Prasad said.

It was in fact, Congress leader Digvijay Singh who used the term Hindu-terror in the Gujarat polls. Ever since he has been using the term. "Our stand is that a terrorist has no religion," Prasad said. 


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