Krishna asks Pak to dismantle terror machine working from its territory

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Colombo, Nov.26 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has asked Pakistan to dismantle the terror machine operating from its territory and to bring all perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to speedy justice.

Krishna said that 26/11 is a stark reminder that no cause can ever justify terror, either by state or non-state actors.

He further added that India seeks peaceful, stable and cooperative relations with Pakistan and is committed to resolving all outstanding issues through dialogue.

Sources said Krishna's visit would focus on the early rehabilitation of nearly three lakh displaced Tamil civilians and a political solution for the resolution of the ethnic issue.

Krishna will leave for Jaffna on November 27, where he would first inaugurate the new Consulate General of India in Jaffna and then participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the pilot project to construct 1,000 housing units.

Krishna's visit comes over five months after President Rajapaksa's state visit to India in June 2010. Then, a Joint Declaration was adopted, outlining a roadmap for infusing greater vigour, greater content in the India-Sri Lanka relationship.

It was decided during President Rajapaksa's visit that India would be constructing 50,000 housing units for IDPs.

Krishna will also visit Medawachchiya on November 27 to inaugurate a railway project.

Krishna would return to New Delhi on November 28. (ANI)

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