India feels let down by Pakistan on Mumbai attacks trial: EAM

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) Ahead of the foreign secretarylevel talks between the two countries, India today said itfelt let down by Pakistan on the issue of bringing theperpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks to justice and wantedthe trial to be fast tracked.

"We are disappointed and we are let down by Pakistan.

Because till now only two witnesses have been examined andthere has been some kind of a lull on that front," ExternalAffairs Minister S M Krishna told a private television newschannel.

He said India would keep reminding Pakistan at everymeeting with its leaders that the trial of those behind Mumbaiattacks should be put on the fast track.

"It is for India to keep reminding Pakistan everytimethere is a chance meeting or a meeting for due deliberations.

India expects the pace of the trial should be speeded up,"Krishna said in an interview to ''Headlines Today''.

The minister said India has not given up hope on the26/11 trial in Pakistan.

"We will pursue it and we will pursue it to its logicalend," Krishna said.

Asked whether the efforts made by India to reduce trustdeficit with Pakistan were an exercise in futility, he shotback: "I don''t think so".

On the assasination of Pakistan''s Punjab provinceGovernor Salman Taseer, Krishna said he was shocked to seethat his killers were being "hero worshipped" by some sectionsin that society.

"That is a dangerous development," he said.

"Assasination is not a way to do away with an electedGovernor," Krishna said.

Foreign secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistancounterpart Salman Bashir are scheduled to meet in Thimphunext week.

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