India rubbishes charge of involvement in Lahore blast
Dismissing Pakistan's allegation that India was involved in the Lahore blast, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday said it was "most unthinkable" and a "falsehood" that was being spread.india Updated: Mar 10, 2010 15:12 IST
Dismissing Pakistan's allegation that India was involved in the Lahore blast, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday said it was "most unthinkable" and a "falsehood" that was being spread.
Asserting that these incidents were occurring due to "selective" approach of Pakistan against terror, the minister said, "I think all these issues of blasts arises out of our attitude towards terror.
"When we take a firm stand against terror, not on a selective basis but across the board, then I am sure that Pakistan will be happier and India will be peaceful."
"It is the most unthinkable accusation that anybody can make against India. It is a falsehood, which is being spread. We deny any involvement in any blast, anywhere," Krishna told reporters.
He was asked about the charges by Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik that India was involved in Monday's suicide attack at a building in Lahore where police interrogated high-value terror suspects.
Krishna said India wants the "best of relations and a stable Pakistan."
Noting that it was not for the first time Pakistan had levelled such "baseless" charges, official sources said the last time also when the Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked, this charade was played and similar charges were levelled against India.
"No evidence has been shared with us. This is whole fabrication by that side. And they will continue doing it," the sources said.
First Published: Mar 10, 2010 15:11 IST