The Congress backed the call to cancel the Indian cricket team's tour of Pakistan and asserted that Islamabad should not be “let off the hook” with mere “tokenism” regarding the dismantling of terror infrastructure on its soil.
“We don’t want to let Pakistan off the hook in any manner... The government is right... The cricket team should not go,” said spokesman Manish Tewari. He demanded that Pakistan be subjected to continued and sustained international pressure, including withdrawing financial and other economic assistance.
Describing the house arrest of the terror accused in Pakistan as “mere tokenism”, Tewari urged the international community not to fall prey to this smokescreen. He said that notwithstanding the ban on the Jamaat-ud-Dawah by the UN, Pakistan continued to be in denial that it was promoting terror against India.
“The steps taken by the UN should be taken to its logical conclusion till the entire infrastructure of terrorism, which is seamless in Pakistan, is dismantled,” Tewari said.