India on Thursday that it will “not ever” allow Pakistan to “wish away” its deeply felt national sentiment that perpetrators of 2008 Mumbai attacks should be brought to book and asked it to act expeditiously as “99% evidence” was available there.
“Would India just allow somebody to wish away what is a deeply, deeply felt national sentiment that the perpetrators of 26/11 should be brought to book? We will never allow that to happen, not now, not later, not ever,” said external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin at a briefing here.
Akbaruddin was asked for his comments on a remark made by the lawyer of the seven Pakistani suspects charged in Islamabad with involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks. “The dossiers provided by India is information and not evidence as needed by the court. The evidence provided by India is a sham,” said Raja Rizwan Abbasi, counsel for Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other accused, recently.
Akbaruddin said he did not deem it necessary to react to what “some nondescript individual” had said, but added: “99% of the evidence on 26/11 case is available in Pakistan because this conspiracy was hatched in Pakistan.”