India ‘condemns’ Lahore HC’s order to set Lakhvi free

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New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) leader K.C. Tyagi on Saturday expressed hostile and adverse remark on the release of 26/11 Mastermind, Lakhvi’s release. He said both India and Pakistan were responsible for the unfortunate release of alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi.

“This is very sad news. Both India and Pakistan are responsible for Lakhvi’s release. The Indian Government should have put pressure,” Tyagi told a news agency of India.”The Pakistan Government cannot run away from its mindset and responsibilities,” he added.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nalin Kohli accused Pakistan of double standards. The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) had earlier on Friday blamed India for the unwanted delay in the prosecution of Lakhvi, saying that New Delhi’s failure to extend cooperation to Islamabad had complicated the case and weakened the prosecution.”Case of Mumbai attack suspects is sub-judice. It would not be proper to cast aspersions on Pakistan’s commitment to countering terrorism at a time when Pakistan has entered a critical stage of defeating the menace of terrorism,” she added.

“Lakhvi is the mastermind of the Mumbai attack which left so many people dead. India has given evidences to Pakistan about Lakhvi’s involvement but they do not want to act. He has been let off yesterday, and today, firing takes place on the International Border.Pakistan will not have any cooperation with India and they will continue to carry-out ceasefire violations,” said Defence expert S.R Sinho.

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