No reply received from Pak on terror dossier: India

India said that it has received no reply from Pakistan to the dossier of evidence on Mumbai terror attacks as claimed by Islamabad.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:January 10, 2009 2:43 pm

India said on Saturday that it has received no reply from Pakistan to the dossier of evidence on Mumbai terror attacks as claimed by Islamabad.

“We will react to the reply when we receive it. We have not yet received it. When it reaches us we will comment,” Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma told reporters in New Delhi.

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday that ISI has given its “feedback” to India on “some information” about the Mumbai attacks that New Delhi had shared with the US intelligence agency CIA.

“Our position is clear that Pakistan should fulfil the promises it has made to India and the international community….It has to walk the talk….It should dismantle the organisation and infrastructure that exists there,” Sharma said.

When asked if India had received any request from Pakistan for consular access to Mumbai terror accused Ajmal Amir Iman ‘Kasab’,Sharma replied in the negative.

“We have not received any request for consular access so far. Since Kasab is a Pakistani citizen,if Pakistan requests for consular access we will happily give it,” he said.

He expressed dismay at Pakistan going into denial mode on the terror attack. “The organisations involved have been named and those individuals involved have also been identified. They should be punished as per Indian laws as the attack was made on India,” Sharma said.

Asked if India expects Pakistan to take action against those involved in the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks,Sharma said,”This is in this region’s interest,Pakistan’s interest as well as the rest of the world”.

He further said it was clear from day one “where they (perpetrators) came from and whose nationals they were”. Lamenting the lack of cooperation from Pakistan,Sharma said,”It would have been in the interest of the region and for creating a conducive environment,if Pakistan had not gone into a denial mode but accepted in the beginning,co-operated and honoured its commitments.”

As a nation state Pakistan is obliged to take action,to cooperate and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and the infrastructure there is effectively dismantled and neutralised,Sharma said.

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