26/11 plotter Lakhvi walks free: Modi reprimands Pak, says countries shouldn’t shelter terrorists

New Delhi, April 11: Hours after Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was released, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Pakistan.

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In a veiled warning to Pakistan, Modi said no country should provide shelter to terrorists but should punish them.

Lakhvi walks free: Modi reprimands Pak

At a joint press interaction with French President Francois Hollande, Modi said, "There is a need for global action to deal with terrorism. All nations should commit that they will not provide shelter to terrorists but punish them".

Hollande also supported India's concern. French President said that he understands anger in India over the release of a person who is responsible for such a reprehensible act, a reference to Lakhvi who was behind the attack in Mumbai in November 2008 that claimed 166 lives.

Modi and Hollande discussed the issue of terrorism in the context of recent attack in Paris and release of Lakhvi and decided to intensify cooperation against the menace.

"The world is facing many challenges. There is an upheaval in the world and all are affected...Terror is spreading in new forms in various countries," the Prime Minister said.

France suffered in Paris when terrorists struck here in January and understands India's "pain" over terrorism, he said.

OneIndia news
(With inputs from PTI)

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