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Surfers still sceptical about Pakistan's admission

While Indian government has hailed Pakistan's admission on Mumbai terror strikes and called it a positive step, surfers from all over the world are still skeptical about Pakistan. Surfers feedback

india Updated: Feb 13, 2009 13:57 IST

After a spate of flip-flops, Pakistan has finally admitted that 'some part of the conspiracy' behind the Mumbai terror attacks was planned in the country and six people have been arrested in this connection.

While Indian government has hailed this admission and called it a positive step, surfers from all over the world are still sceptical about Pakistan.

Vijay Kumar Mathur from Bhopal says it appears too early to say for sure whether Pakistan's reply shows its sincerity to bring 26/11 culprits to book. Pakistan is a master in making U turns every now and then. What can prevent them doing the same again?

Sumeet S from the USA supports Vijay's views and says Pakistan will never dismantle their terrorist infrastructure.

Anil Ruparelia from USA echoes their sentiments and says Pakistan still refuses full responsibility. Pakistan's claim that the terror acts were partly committed from its soil is hogwash. It's still in partial denial mode. They are still fighting terror half-heartedly.

Parvez Mir from Qatar believes due to mounting international pressure, Pakistan had no other option.

Pradeep Goorha from Bhopal shares an interesting view and asks which Pakistan's sincerity are we talking about? There are four Pakistans. The civilian front, the military/ISI combine, the hard-core mullah brigade, and terrorists of a vast variety of hues. Even if one of them tries to be sincere, the other three wont let it. The soft-talk is for international consumption, because Pakistan is broke. They need money, and strengthening defenses against terrorists shall now be the new refrain.

However, some surfers see light in Pakistan's admission and take this move as a step forward in the right direction. They believe Pakistan is now serious to dismantle terrorism in its soil.

Manleen Singh from USA says I think the time and effort Pakistan showed this time to resolve the issue speaks for itself. I think both India and Pakistan being neighbours should face this menace of terrorism together. I would strongly say being an Indian that now is also the time to look into the Kashmir issue.

Dr RK Malhotra from Delhi says it is an encouraging development, even though Pakistan has deflected the responsibility to the LeT.

Saeed Ahmed Ahmed from Pakistan gives a balanced view and says though we understand India's concerns, but at this moment Pakistan is in desperate need of India's cooperation in order to bring those to justice who were involved in such a terrible crime. Pakistan cannot afford to let go of the terrorists. Hence, I think this is not the right time to raise questions about Pakistan's sincerity regarding this matter.

First Published: Feb 12, 2009 23:18 IST