India asks Pakistan to take action against Mumbai terror attack perpetrators

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Cairo (Egypt), July 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna has said that New Delhi would like a visible response from Islamabad, which should have commitment to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Sharm-al Shaikh here last night, Krishna said that India wants an assurance from Pakistan that acts of terrorism engineered from Pakistan soil will not be repeated.

He expected that Pakistan would give an undertaking that their soil will not be used again for such acts.

"Terrorism threatens democracy and democratic values...It is also a threat to international peace and security," he said.

Earlier, Krishna said that Pakistan was sending conflicting signals on punishing the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks, which occurred last November.

Krishna also criticised Islamabad for not taking concrete steps to challenge a Pakistani court's order to release Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, who is also wanted for Mumbai terror attacks.

In another move, Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan Shivshankar Menon and Salman Bashir are likely to review the progress made by Islamabad to bring to book the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks.

Relations between India and Pakistan have been under considerable stress and the prime cause for it are terror acts emanating from Pakistan. (ANI)

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