Mumbai, Feb 23 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Saturday accused Pakistan of launching a `proxy-war' against India, and said that there is certainly the neighbouring country's hand behind the Hyderabad bomb blasts.
"This is a matter of serious concern. It is just not for this single incident of Hyderabad as we have witnessed many such attacks in the past too. When our neighbour didn't succeed in the battlefields, they decided to destabilise India by proxy war. There is definitely our neighbour's hand behind such incidents," said Advani, while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
"They may not escape from accountability just because they are engaging the people here for carrying out such incidents with the name of Indian Mujahideen. When we (NDA) were in power, we had asked Pakistan to abolish the terror camps and the infrastructures set up there to train terrorists, and as long as Pakistan does not fulfill its promise to do so, we must not believe them," he added.
A blame game has begun in India in wake of the Hyderabad blasts with the BJP-led opposition accusing the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre of not acting firmly to deal with the serious menace of terror.
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has, however, assured the nation that Centre is committed to combat cowardly terror attacks, and said the government shall make all possible efforts to apprehend the perpetrators and masterminds behind the Hyderabad twin blasts and ensure that they are punished as per the law.
The death toll in the Hyderabad twin blasts reached 16 on Friday with two more persons succumbing to their injuries in a hospital. (ANI)