Get ISI declared terror org: BJP

Bhubaneswar: India should leverage its strategic partnership with the United States and put pressure on international community to get Pakistan`s ISI declared a terrorist organisation by UN Security Council, BJP said on Monday.

"The government should leverage its status of strategic partner with the US to expose the nexus among Pakistan`s ISI, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and other outfits," senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh told reporters here.

The Congress-led government should also put diplomatic pressure on international community to get the ISI declared a terrorist organisation by the United Nations Security Council, he said.

After the conviction of Tahawwur Rana by a Chicago court for providing material support to LeT, India has got another opportunity to mount pressure on Pakistan and the ISI, Singh said.

Stating that UPA regime`s failure to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attack to justice emanates from its "diplomatic myopia," the former BJP president claimed he had forewarned the Centre about ISI`s involvement in abetting and sponsoring anti-India terrorist activities from Pakistan.

"I had also urged the government to make diplomatic efforts to put ISI under international watch," he said.

To a query on the proposed Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill 2011, Singh said BJP would not approve of the bill when it is tabled in Parliament.