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