Sunday, January 4, 2009

Have sense and hand over Mumbai masterminds, PM to Pakistan

Notwithstanding Islamabad's rejection of extraditing anyone to India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday asked Pakistan to hand over 'criminals' responsible for these strikes to face trial in India.

He also hoped that the new government in Bangladesh would not allow its territory to be used for terrorists acts against India especially in the North East.

Singh hoped that 'some sense' would prevail on the leadership of Pakistan and it recognises that those behind the 'horrible acts' in Mumbai have to be brought to justice.

"It (Pakistan) has to take action on the demand from all civilised countries that the perpetrators (of Mumbai attacks) will be brought to book. We hope that these criminals will be handed over to us to face trial," he told a press conference after inaugurating the annual Indian Science Congress in Shillong.