India’s External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday said that Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the alleged mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks was still using Pakistan for a “hate India campaign.”
Krishna told The Associated Press that the peace process between the South Asian rival nations would continue, but that Pakistan had to help “checkmate” terrorist groups for relations to be normalised. He said that India only had to tune in to Pakistani television to see that the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) leader Hafiz Mohammad Saeed remains free.
“Assurances have been given to India by the Pakistani leadership that its territory is not going to be used for anti-India activities,” Krishna claimed after attending high-level US-India talks in Washington. “But we know for a fact that the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, led by Hafiz Saeed, goes scot-free in Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 15th, 2012.
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