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Talks with Pak meaningless unless Pak acts against terror: India

Observing that there has been no progress in action against anti-India terror by Pakistan, New Delhi today ruled out talks, saying it would be meaningless until there is proof of Islamabad taking concrete steps to end the menace.

delhi Updated: Aug 31, 2009 21:23 IST

Observing that there has been no progress in action against anti-India terror by Pakistan, in New Delhi on Monday ruled out talks, saying it would be meaningless until there is proof of Islamabad taking concrete steps to end the menace.

India made it clear that Pakistan must take "concerted" action against Lashkar-e Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed as it has admitted that his outfit was involved in the Mumbai terror attacks.

There is sufficient evidence against Saeed in connection with Mumbai attacks and it will be "valid" for any court of law, sources said here.

They pointed out that Saeed had already been declared a terrorist group by the UN Security Council which has cited links of his outfit with the Taliban and Al-Qaida.

"We feel that concerted action should be taken by Pakistan against Hafiz Saeed," the sources said about the JuD chief against whose release Pakistan has already filed an appeal in the Supreme Court.

With regard to the actions taken by Pakistan against perpetrators of Mumbai attacks and anti-India terror on the whole, the sources made clear New Delhi's disappointment, saying there has "not been any progress as far as we are concerned".

Ruling out dialogue, they said "meaningfulness" of any talks relating to normalisation would be "questionable" until "we see meaningful action taken by Pakistan and see proof that Pakistan is taking steps to end terror".