India demands ‘credible crackdown’ on Hafiz Saeed

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018

The government has said Pakistan should take further stringent action on Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed of banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), who was taken under house arrest by the Pakistani government on Monday.

“Exercises such as yesterday’s orders against Hafiz Saeed and others have been carried out by Pakistan in the past also. Only a credible crackdown on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organisations involved in cross-border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity,” said Vikas Swarup, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, here on Tuesday.

Saeed, who heads a so-called charity group, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), in Pakistan, has been placed under “preventive detention” along with four other members of the organisation in Lahore. The Pakistan government has said that both JuD and Falah–e-Insaniyet Foundation, its affiliate, have been kept under watch list since 2015.

“India has long maintained that the United Nations Security Council resolution 1267, pertaining to listing and proscription of known terrorist entities and individuals, must be effectively and sincerely enforced by all member States,” Swarup added.

Meanwhile, just before he was detained, Saeed told the media there the stance taken by the Pakistan government was a part of an “international conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the Kashmir struggle”.

Published on January 31, 2017

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