Mumbai attacks: Chidambaram rues lack of progress in Pakistan

Published: February 22, 2011
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India’s home minister says he has already briefed Rehman Malik.

India’s home minister says he has already briefed Rehman Malik.

NEW DEHLI: Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that the Kasab judgment has enhanced the prestige of India’s legal system but rued the lack of progress in the case in Pakistan.

“I compliment the prosecution. This is a tribute to our legal system,” he told reporters while commenting on the ruling. At the same time, he observed that the trial in the case was making no headway in Pakistan.

“Between the high court and the trial court in Pakistan, in a way there has been no movement at all (on the 26/11 case),” he said when asked whether in the light of the judgement, India will call for a speedy hearing of the case in Pakistan.

He noted that when the case came up a couple of days ago in Pakistan, the prosecution had asked for an adjournment on the ground that the matter was pending in the high court.

Law Minister Veerappa Moily also welcomed the judgement and said the Indian judicial system is fair and equal to everybody and the same is demonstrated by the Bombay High Court in upholding the death sentence of Kasab.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2011.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • abdullah
    Feb 22, 2011 - 11:02AM

    bring something new u always stik to the same stuff ..or u can borrow the speech from krishna.. but make sure its not of portugal..our contact manmohan …..u very much resmble to jamat islami as ppl from both parties keep on repeating the same stuf for decades..nothing newRecommend

  • vasan
    Feb 22, 2011 - 3:31PM

    abdullah: Truth hurts. is it not. The engine of change is in Pakistan. Act now atleastRecommend

  • singh
    Feb 23, 2011 - 5:13AM

    Pakistan has no self respect.None of the leaders are even ready to help their own country.
    Chidambaran sahab should not expect much from pakistan,no matter kasab was proved to be from pakistan(national security advisor,nawaz sharif,geeliani,zardari,sherry rehman,everyone admitted the role of pakistan citizens in it).

    haffez saeed openly accepts his role in mumbai attack and he said many times to repeat those incidents.the organization gets banned ,runs a charity in pakistan (and runs terror network as front line policy)..
    On the similar grounds, american agency were playing with mumbai as proved by headley who was a double agent for lashkar and cia.Why our home minister is not ready to expose american hidden agenda in mumbai attack?

    Pakistan is never serious nor ready to do anything.There is no point appeasing them with aman ki aasha since people of pakistan have no say in running the government.Recommend

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