Talks with Pakistan an exercise in futility: BJP
BJP Friday claimed that the India-Pakistan talks had proved to be "an exercise in futility" as the neighbouring country raised the pitch on Kashmir when India brought up the issue of terrorism.delhi Updated: Jun 25, 2010 21:51 IST
BJP Friday claimed that the India-Pakistan talks had proved to be "an exercise in futility" as the neighbouring country raised the pitch on Kashmir when India brought up the issue of terrorism.
"The recent Indo-Pak talks have yet again proved to be an exercise in futility. Pakistan raised the pitch on Kashmir when the Indian government tried to flag the issue of terrorism," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao held talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir Thursday. Home Minister P Chidambaram is in Pakistan for the SAARC meet and is likely to have a one-on-one meeting with Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
Javadekar said these talks held no significance as Pakistan continued to sponsor terrorism in India.
"Pakistan has not changed one bit... Its state actors, including the army and ISI, are also involved (in abetting terrorism against India)," he said.
Even the dossiers provided by India against culprits of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack had not moved Pakistan to act against them, he maintained.
"Pakistan is as adamant as ever. It is not ready to accept the global evidences, which clearly establish the complicity of ISI and the government in acts of terrorism against India," Javadekar said.
BJP insisted that basis of talks between the two countries should be the Vajpayee-Musharraf accord of January 6, 2004 in which Pakistan promised not to allow its soil to be used for terror activities against India.