Terming the elimination of Osama bin Laden as a confirmation that Pakistan remains the “epicentre of global terror”, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said India must ensure that those responsible for the 26/11 terrorist attacks must be handed over to it.

While Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, in her tweet called bin Laden “humanity’s enemy number one”, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said he (Laden) was the most visible and dangerous face of global jihadi terror.

“We demand that all the terrorists responsible for terror attacks from across the border must be handed over to India.

It is a litmus test for Pakistan. Government of India must acknowledge this fact in all future talks with Pakistan,” Mr. Prasad said.

He said, “He was killed in Pakistan, almost in the backyard of its capital, Islamabad. This is the final confirmation of the hard fact that Pakistan remains the epicentre of global terror where terrorism and terrorists both are allowed to be encouraged and given shelter.”

He further said that India is entitled to insist that perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai attack must be handed over.

“We have been saying that Pakistan gives shelter to terrorists to attack India. Those who conspired in the Mumbai attack are still in safe sanctuaries...Pakistan government has stopped taking any action against them,” said Mr. Prasad.

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