NEW DELHI: Reacting to 26/11 conspirator David Coleman Headley’s statement to a Mumbai special court that Ishrat Jahan was a Lashkar suicide affiliate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday took indirect potshots at Nitish Kumar for referring to Ishrat Jahan as 'Bihar's daughter' saying the statements must be taken back.
“Those who were doing politics on her name and calling her martyr has got startling revelation today. After the encounter many leaders used to call her innocent and some were calling her Bihar’s daughter. Today after Headley’s statement those minister who had said it should take back their statements,” BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain told ANI here.
Meanwhile, Hussain also said that Headley's revelations have put Islamabad's under question.
“What David Headley is saying, India has been saying this for long time. And it has been revealed. Now it is confirmed that Pakistan was fully involved in 26/11. Now Pakistan has to give an answer to this,” he added.
He further said that the Pathankot attack was also done by Pakistan but no action has been taken as yet.
“India hopes that Pakistan will take stringent action against those who are involved in the attacks,” Hussain said.
The deposition of David Coleman Headley began before a special Mumbai court on Thursday where he is revealing the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks.
He also named Ishrat Jahan and said she was a Lashkar suicide bomber.