VHP wants India to do an Israel on Pakistan
New Delhi : Hindu rightwing Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organisation Tuesday asked the Indian government to follow Israel's example and take military action against Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai blasts last week that killed around 200 people.
"Two Israeli soldiers were abducted in Lebanon (last week) and Israel has launched a full-scale war (on Hezbollah). India should immediately act in a similar way with Pakistan without bending to any pressure from the Muslims and international community," said VHP president Ashok Singhal said in a statement.
He added that over 12,000 Indian soldiers and paramilitary forces have been killed in insurgency-hit Kashmir and the northeast over the last 12 years.
The VHP leader also asked India to stop train and bus services between Indian and Pakistani cities and urged Hindus to boycott "foodgrains and music" from Pakistan.
Condemning the July 11 train bombings in the country's financial capital, Singhal called for there should be a strict anti-terror law.
"The anti-terror law should be stricter than the POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act) in line with the anti-terror laws of Britain and the US."
Singhal alleged that the recent terror attacks in the country, including the Mumbai blasts, would not have been possible without the support of local Muslims.
"Therefore the central government, the Maharashtra government as well as all other state governments should immediately come down heavily on the madrassas."
"Local supporters of the jehadis should be searched and the jehadi network should be finished throughout the country," Singhal said.