New Delhi, Dec 21: The United Nations left the Indian government shocked after its Security Committee Chair Gary Quinlan referred to Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and masterminds of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, as 'Sahib' in a letter. A Mail Today report said this.
The letter, dated December 17, was written in response to provision of information about terror activities of people falling in the ambit of the UN sanctions. Top government officials in India termed the move to be "preposterous" and said the international body is not serious about the issue of terrorism.
India said the writing of the letter at a time when LeT modules are targetting India and Hafiz Saeed is uttering hate speech against India shows how much serious the UN Sanctions Committee is about the terror threat.
India was left aghast recently after a Pakistani court decided to grant bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a LeT commander and one of the masterminds of the 26/11 operation. The decision came a day after Hafiz Saeed blamed India for the massacre of 132 children in an army school in Peshawar in Pakistan on December 16.