Mumbai bombings

Published: July 16, 2011

ISLAMABAD: This is with reference to your editorial of July 15 titled “Mumbai bombings”. If India didn’t explicitly accuse Pakistan, it’s not because of any generosity and certainly it’s not something that New Delhi should be given credit for, as your editorial suggests. And I say that because India knows that several low-impact blasts across India in the past four years were caused by Hindu extremist groups within India.

Who killed 43 Pakistani visitors when the Samjhota Express was bombed in India in 2007? Several retired and serving Indian military officers were arrested for their involvement in the case and most are thought to have links to Hindu extremist organisations. By comparison, no Indian visitor to Pakistan has ever been the subject of any expression of hate in the past 64 years. Just because the British
and American media doesn’t cover the mess that India is, doesn’t mean that people in Pakistan do not know the reality.

Babal Mughal

Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Rock
    Jul 17, 2011 - 12:47PM

    You forgot the SIMI and Indian Mujahiddin groups. Bhatkal brothers are still enjoying the company I want Indian government to attach their property.
    You said “Several retired and serving Indian military officers were arrested for their involvement in the case” Kindly name all these severals. I know the name is just one army officer. Entire investgation is done by Indian authorities and not pakistani. As an Indian I know my country well. When a pakistani says India is in mess.. I just want to smile.

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  • Rakib
    Jul 17, 2011 - 6:21PM

    I do agree that “it’s not something that New Delhi should be given credit for“. The statement that gave credit in the original Editorial, albeit meant as a sincere compliment, unintentionally presupposes an otherwise irresponsible nature of official India.

    No credit or blame is due for doing the correct thing. Just as no credit is due in this instance, no mala fides should be suspected for past accusations, which were backed with available evidence. India should not be blamed for accusing certain Pakistanis and it should not be praised for not accusing if evidence so far does not suggest so. It is simple: the evidence with which Delhi accused some Pakistanis of masterminding 26/11 is not found in this case, as yet.

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