Amidst the ongoing deposition of 26/11 terror attack convict David Coleman Headley in a Mumbai court, both the national parties the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the principal opposition party Congress have unanimously said that the ball is in Pakistan’s court to act against the culprits.
”There is no iota of doubt left after this deposition with regard to the involvement of the ISI in providing all sorts of support to these terrorist groups that work against the interest of India. The question is what Pakistan is going to do in terms of the concerns we have had, whether it’s on 26/11, Pathankot or cross border terrorism and that needs to be seen,” BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli told ANI.
Echoing a similar viewpoint, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said, “During the Congress Government, we had clearly said and given information, but it was not accepted at that time by Pakistan. But now, everything has got revealed. The present government should tell Pakistan on international level that even if all the evidences, if Hafiz Saeed is not surrendered to India, then it won’t be trusted.”
Tiwari further stated that India should now be cautious after getting to know the role of the ISI and the Pakistani army in the terror attack. Headley’s deposition which entered the third day today before the Mumbai court, was delayed due to a technical glitch in video conferencing.
In his damming revelation during the deposition , Headley said that Pakistan’s spy agency ISI provides financial, moral as well as military support to terror outfits like the LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen. On the first day of the deposition, he revealed the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Headley, one of the main conspirators in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, deposed as a witness in the case and admitted that he had come to the city with a false identity at the behest of his colleague and handler Sajid Mir, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative.