BJP demands white paper on SIMI
Accusing the UPA Govt of being "soft" on terror, the BJP demands a white paper on the activities of banned Islamic outfit SIMI.Updated: Sep 03, 2008 16:32 IST
Accusing the UPA government of being "soft" on terror, the BJP on Wednesday demanded a white paper on the activities of banned Islamic outfit SIMI and made a fresh demand for reenactment of POTA and other anti-terror laws.
"The government should bring out a white paper on the SIMI on the basis of all information it has," senior BJP leader LK Advani told a press conference in New Delhi.
The government should accept the fact that there is a threat to national security from SIMI, he said, adding that because of the "failure" of the Union Home Ministry, a special tribunal lifted the ban on SIMI.
"In fact, once the government had itself allowed the ban to lapse," Advani said to drive home his point that the government was "soft" on terror.