The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded that the Congress-led UPA Government should suspend talks with Pakistan until they hand over Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed—two ‘most wanted’ people to India, DNA India reported.
“The question that the BJP has been raising is that Dawood Ibrahim was in Pakistan, taking asylum under the Pakistan Army and the ISI. Pakistan has accepted it today. Now, there is no scope for any doubt. Immediately, the Government of India should put pressure on Pakistan saying that talks will only commence if Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed are handed over to us,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.
The BJP has been strongly against pursuing talks with Pakistan after their Army ambushed six soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) on August 6 in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir.
Hussain maintained that the UPA-led Government should use Pakistan’s admittance of giving shelter to Dawood Ibrahim, and pressurize them to hand the don over to India immediately.
“First, Pakistan should improve themselves, hand over Dawood Ibrahim, then we can see about talks. Hafiz Saeed who was responsible for the attacks on Mumbai is openly and publicly threatening India. It is not Pakistan’s status, and yet Hafiz Saeed is taking shelter there and issuing threats to India,” Hussain said.
“Thus, the government of India should pressurize Pakistan. The whole world should put pressure on Pakistan that Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim should be handed over to India. Only after that there is any point of any dialogue. Till they don’t get a strong message from India, Pakistan’s morale will not be down. The time has come now that Pakistan’s politician has admitted that Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan, why isn’t the Government of India putting pressure?” Hussain added.
According to reports, Shahryar Khan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's special envoy for improving relations with India, said on Friday that Dawood was in Pakistan but has been "chased out" and could be in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Additionally, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has issued a high alert for New Delhi and all other metropolitan cities after the Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed issued an anti-India statement on Eid.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had publicly expressed his desire to mend relations with India, was scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New York in the month of September. However, an incident at the LoC on August 6 has caused doubts over whether India will pursue talks with Pakistan at this stage.
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Zardari Sahib,my president ! If returning Indian National with our HAFIZ, as INTEREST, solve the problem. Let us to do it, to save future generations of unnecessary blood shed from both side.
INDIA Should handover us the MALAAOOON SALMAN RUSHDI... and then India will get something..
'No peace talk wid (sic!) India until they handover DAPEEKA PADOKON to Pakistan.'
Great sense of humour. You are naughty, but sweet.
@ModiFied: You are betraying your moral bankruptcy by defending Dawood. Feeling strongly about Hafiz I can understand. But why Dawood? What moral reason does Pakistan have for sheltering a ruthless international criminal? For all you know he could be running all kinds of rackets, buying politicians & funding terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.
No peace talk wid india until they handover DAPEEKA PADOKON to Pakistan
To All those Pakistani, and Indians disguised as Pakistanis who think Hafiz Saeed is Terrorist, here are some facts.
Pakistani courts after Full bench hearings have aquitted him and his organization JUD of all charges.
All dossiers of 26/11 have been trashed by Gov of Pakistan.
After Indian admission of Hindu terrorism in Samjhota and Satish Varma's revealtions there remains hardly any doubt on 26/11 being inside job as well like malegon, ishrat jahan fake encounter, Afzal guru.. etc
US retracted from word 'bounty' and claimed that we are looking for evidence against saeed, which means they DO NOT have evidence, and for that evidence they are willing to pay 10M $... Self-explanatory isnt it.
Kashmiris hoist and wave Pakistan and JUD flags during protests, which tells why India is against Hafiz Saeed, because his message of freedom of Kashmir resonates according to the aspirations of Kashmiris.
Every Pakistani security agency, law, gov institution and all political parties admit that Saeed and his part are non-violent, and they never indulge in any criminal activity or enmity with any other organization.
7, World acknowledges the fact that JUD has been at the forefront of Rescue and Relief in every natural disaster in Pakistan during last decade or more. They have even reached out with relief aid to Srilanka, INdonesia, Iran and Burma.Indian allegations of him visiting Poonch, ordering killings of their soldiers, and Delhi Alerted have been debunked and proved propaganda by JUD already.
Therefore, before making perceptions, do some research and talk facts otherwise media and government consider you tools and products of their narrative - Be careful .. Peace
first of all they are not Youth at all
Everyone knows that Dawood is in Dubai. Why doesn't India ask Dubai to hand him over, or else they will sever all economic ties with them.
@The Economist: We want same for Modi
Narendra modi will bring them dead or alive
I don't think the bjp has any right to make any demands. They aren't in power. The Govt. will make diplomatic decisions.The bjp is doing this tamasha for the upcoming elections.
@antanu: "friend why do you have to make this comment under fake name? for your kind information no muslim will write his name as MAHAMUD. correct word is MAHMUD."
Do you even know that Indian movie star AAMIR KHAN used to spell his name earlier as AMIR KHAN. He added the additional "A" as someone advised him it would bring him good luck.
lets extradite hafiz saeed and dawood for Deepika pakone and Katrina Kaif
@Babloo: Given the media rhetoric, Your advocacy is understandable but I fail to see what that will achieve. Take for our own example - why do we come here to a Pakistani news website to present our opinion? As a part of our contribution of cutting off ties, Why not cut off this tie as well and stop commenting hee? The fact of the matter is that even to express anguish, one has to come and tell the other side.
"No talks till Dawood and Hafiz Saeed are handed over: BJP' +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I am not a BJP supporter but do fully support their stance in this case. FULLY.
Yes, we should also deman d no talks with India till they send Dhoni to become the Captain of the Pakistani Team. And while we are at it ,let us also ask for Jadeja, Suresh Raina and Pujara.
The lok sabha elections are coming soon. A ploy by BJP to garner votes. As if congress has not been trying to get them. These kinds of things only get settled through diplomatic channels, not being rowdy,and attacking Pakistan's Embassy.
In next general elections, Indians are expected to elect BJP into power and meantime its also expected that exremists would also take over Pakistan. It would be quite a scene to watch Modi and Hafiz Saeed discussing together ways to eliminate liberals.
Ok so even if we consider that Hafiz Saeed was the mastermind behind the Mumbai blast, why is that no one has produced any genuine evidence against him? Even if he did it, I cant see how these morons are led to believe they'll get Hafiz Saeed without producing evidence first.
that's the precise point ,major purohit is under arrest,,not because of pakistan proof,,but due to indian authorities,and neither like hafiz saeed he led prayer for any eid festival in stadium...
Nightmare scenario for Pakistan in 2014: US out of Afghanistan, Northern alliance is major party in Afghanistan, Modi is PM of India and refuses to have any talks and cancels all VISA for Pakistani's , US stopped supporting IMF loan to Pakistan.
Courage Posting. I am a Pakistani. But I know this will not happen.
However I am sure my fellow Country men stunned and became speechless even though every one knows this will not happen. This is evident from no replies to you.
My suggestion is: Atleast handover Hafiz saeed to India. Our country problems will reduce by 50%. Throw the ball in India's Court.
Hafiz Saeed is a hero & got clean chit from SC of Pakistan, and you, India get out of Kashmir then talk to us about Dawood & Co.
Was it Afghan Taliban, Pakistan Army or the Hizubul Tehrir that executed the Indian soldiers? Take your time and figure it out. Pakistan can wait for a while you keep on blaming other groups in Pakistan!
Its election year in India......... this issue is best left for after the result comes in. At this stage it will all be hot air posturing for public comsumption.
With elections around the corner, indians are being taken for a ride by BJP & Congree, this has happened before & will keep on happening bcz Indians are simply obbsessed about Pakistan
Indians are looking for an excuse to engage Pakistan on the Eastern border and TTP is serving India's purpose very well.
@Jahnzaib Khan: Yes ! Don't worry he will come with mother of all vengeance, when time comes ! Its obvious that Pakistan has not learned any lessons about nation building, even after losing half of its turf, which formed into a new Nation and is prospering and stable unlike its previous sibling ! You may have Nukes but you don't even have electricity 24/7 ! This should tell you about the state of affairs in your Nation !
Forget asking for anything from Pakistan. Next year perhaps a new dawn will take in India and Modi will get mandate to govern without coalition, then we will see this relationship take a turn for better. As the likelihood of Modi, listening to their "Dialogue" are pretty slim without course of action. That action will come, just like Israelis would have acted in this scenario.
For all those lecturing me on humanity and things, LeT didn't start that in 1947. You forget hundred thousand killed in Kashmir at these brutal soldiers but don't hesitate lecturing someone on humanity on killing of five occupant soldiers. Take your lectures where they belong and stop bullying us. And what is happening in Pakistan is because of our own shortcomings and we'd deal with it ourselves, we certainly don't need your assistance and lectures on that.
Dear BJP just leave from Kashmir, need of any talks would end there n then. Regarding Daood Sahib as per (Mr. S. Khan) he lives in UAE, go ahead send Bollywood commandos n get him, no one from Pakistan will stop you.
@Shahzad: Pakistanis says that Hafiz Aseed is a social worker. Are all your social workers like BJP and RSS type?
Mr.Sharif, signalling his intention, but there is no signal from PAK army. Why PAK army is mum, PAK army is important stakeholder. If both PAK GOVT and Army is serious, we could save lot of solider life of both side.
No Talks with India until they hand over Sachin Tedulker and Vijay Maliya to Pakistan! Period!
@Jahnzaib Khan: Pakistans response should be: No talks till Modi and LK Advani are handed over! For what? Are there any cases pending against them in Pak courts?
@Mahamud: friend why do you have to make this comment under fake name? for your kind information no muslim will write his name as MAHAMUD. correct word is MAHMUD.
Where is your humanity,brother ? You feel sadness for the people who die in Pakistan in terrorist attacks,but none for the ones killed by the LeT in India on Hafiz Syeed's orders ? Not every Indian is a Bjp supporter..okay ? That being said,if you're humane because of religion or nationality,you have lost your humanity,long ago.
The bjp doesn't speak for all Indians.So don't call 1.2 billion people 'eastern bullies' because of bjp protests.
forgetting shiv sena; the bjp
forgetting about shiv sena; the bjp
And when is India handing over terrorists Abhinav Bharat and Prohit?
Pakistans response should be: No talks till Modi and LK Advani are handed over!
That's stupidity ! what's wrong in asking terrorists like hafiz saeed and daud to be extradited to india ?How does it becomes fanaticism ? _
Bring your head above the sand ,it's not in india where shia's are killed daily ,where indian army HQ is bombed ,where ahmadi's are declared non muslim ,this is our country !
I have long advocated minimum contact with Pakistan. If India thinks any contact can change the nature , character and conduct of the Pak state, it should look back at the history of past 70 years and learn. It should do what it can and not talk.
@Shahzad: RSS BJP Congress has made India Ninth Largest Economy in the World. Which number are you ?
Please no talks with Pakistanis and no Visa for them. Dr. Manmohan Singh can visit Pakistan and meet his friends after his tenure is over as an ordinary citizen of India.
Pakistan will face more trouble for these terrorists.
all India wants it not only BJP.
No talk ever!
The UPA has already clarified in the Indian media that the PM will go for peacetalks with Nawaz Sharif,inspite of the death of the 5 soldiers. Many Indians feel,the PM is betraying the families of the soldiers.
lol what's new!
Delusions and Hallucinations of Indian politicians...smh
When its comes to Relations with India I miss Musharraf Era..
Hafiz Saeed is perfect remedy for RSS, BJP etc. I don't think there is any shortage of fanatics on opposite side of border, infact there may be millions more than we do have.
Good. We do not need to speak to eastern bullies but iron fist.
Stupidity has no limits. Asking Pakistan to handover Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim is the most stupid expectation one can think of. If USA could not get Osama Bin Laden, how can India expect that Pakistan will handover Hafiz Saeed or Dawood Ibrahim ? If India has the guts, let her execute Abbottabad style operation.