Denial by Pak Can't Exonerate Saeed: S.M. Krishna
Ahead of President Asif Ali Zardari's visit, India and Pakistan today indulged in a war of words over Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11, with Islamabad maintaining that they have not received any "concrete" proof against the JuD chief and New Delhi asserting that no amount of denial by them can exonerate him.

The remarks also come days of the US announcement of a USD 10 million bounty on Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, who operates openly in Pakistan, giving anti-India public speeches. The US decision has renewed pressure on Islamabad to take action against him.

"The dossier that the Home Minister has provided to the Pakistan government contains every detail of Saeed's involvement in the planning and execution of terrorist attack on Mumbai.....

"So no amount of denial would exonerate them unless there is a judicial enquiry into the whole episode whereby responsibilities can be fixed but unfortunately Pakistan government has not thought it proper to investigate this," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said in Bangalore.

Krishna was asked about Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's remarks that the matter of Saeed is an "internal issue" and if there is any concrete proof against the outlawed JuD chief then it should be provided to Pakistan.

Asked whether Saeed issue will figure in the luncheon meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Zardari in Delhi on Sunday, Krishna said all bilateral issues are likely to figure in the talks.

Krishna's remarks were immediately contested by Pakistan, which said India had not given "any solid and significant evidence" against Saeed.

"There is nothing concrete and maintainable. From its own Mumbai trial experience, India knows well that hearsay cannot substitute for hard evidence," Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit told
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6/D-19
Apr 07, 2012
05:26 AM

Irreverent,

>>  All those Islamist jokers like you who use their religion either as an excuse to demand more favours or as an advantage to commit/ approve crimes and criminals.

Liar, I have never used religion to demand favors or to approve crimes. You are the one who have rushed to the support of fake encounter murderers, and you are the only one in this forum who has ever suggested "permissible genocide". Your obnoxious hate-promoting language does not belong in a forum in which Hindus, Muslims, Christians and others participate.

Anwaar, Dallas
5/D-14
Apr 07, 2012
02:28 AM

@ Anwaar

>> "When a hate merchant like you uses the word mullahdom, what exactly do you mean?"

To over-simplify this complex block: All those Islamist jokers like you who use their religion either as an excuse to demand more favours or as an advantage to commit/ approve crimes and criminals. And that's not just India. The whole planet!!

>> "Or are you just trying to advertise your gutter origins?"

The maulvi who told you that all those who disagree with Mullahdom have gutter origins, was obviously wrong. Get over it now.

The Irreverent Indian
Online, India
4/D-10
Apr 07, 2012
01:15 AM

Irreverent,

>>  pied pipers like Saeed have a wide and deep support amongst the Mullahdom.

When a hate merchant like you uses the word mullahdom, what exactly do you mean? Do you mean all Muslims, or ultra-conservative clergy, or jihadi Islamists? Or are you just trying to advertise your gutter origins?

Anwaar, Dallas
3/D-6
Apr 07, 2012
12:17 AM

>> " It is beyond belief that the prosecutors at his trial failed to produce sufficient material to get him convicted." - Anwaar

Sometimes, evidence and justice get buried under the avalanche of public support. Needless to mention, pied pipers like Saeed have a wide and deep support amongst the Mullahdom. Not easy to deal with for any democracy that relies on the people's votes.

The Irreverent Indian
Online, India
2/D-99
Apr 06, 2012
11:34 PM

Hafeez Saeed has provided organizational, strategic and inspirational leadership to some of the worst terrorist groups which have murdered hundreds of innocent civilians. It is beyond belief that the prosecutors at his trial failed to produce sufficient material to get him convicted.

 

Anwaar, Dallas
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