Days after India handed over a fresh dossier to help make out a case against Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, Home Minister P Chidambaram slammed Pakistan for not acting against the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
<b1>“Pakistan is not serious about prosecuting and punishing those responsible for perpetrating the Mumbai attack," he told a press conference. Chidambaram also said the terror infrastructure, that was used to carry out attacks like the one in Mumbai, was intact. “That is my complaint against Pakistan and that is my disappointment with Pakistan,” he said.
India has already given half-a -dozen dossiers and clarifications to Islamabad over the last eight months on the role of Pakistani citizens in the Mumbai attack; four of them in response to queries raised by Islamabad. “I hope that they will not be able to invent more questions”.
Camps in Bhutan
Referring to the security situation on the eastern border, Chidambaram said there was some evidence that one or two insurgency groups including the United Liberation Front of Asom had set up temporary training camps in southern Bhutan.
“We have sensitised the Government of Bhutan,” the minister said.
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Chidambaram said the home secretaries of the two countries would meet on 6-7 November at Kathmandu to discuss security related issues including smuggling of fake Indian currency notes into India.
Ultimatum to DHD
Hours before his Press conference, Chidambaram had presided over a high-level meeting on the situation in the North Cachar Hills in Assam and decided to give an ultimatum to the Assam based militant group Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) to lay down arms before September 15, saying it will consider holding talks only after the surrender. “It was decided at the meeting that we will consider holding talks with the group if they surrender before September 15,” said Assam CM Tarun Gogoi.