India reacts cautiously to Hafiz Saeed’s detention by Pak, says more needs to be done
India has reacted cautiously a day after Pakistan’s Interior Ministry ordered placing the Jamaat-ud-Dawa andthe Falah-e-Insaniyet Foundation Hafiz Saeed, the architect of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, under house arrest. New Delhi has said that more needs to be done by Islamabad if it wants to prove its commitment to fighting terrorism.
“”Exercises such as yesterday’s orders against Hafiz Saeed and others have been carried out by Pakistan in the past also. Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organizations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity,”” a statement from the External Affairs Ministry said.
“”India has long maintained that the UN Security Council 1267 provisions pertaining to listing and proscription of known terrorist entities and individuals must be effectively and sincerely enforced by all member states. We have also consistently called the bringing known terrorists under the ambit of the 1267 sanctions,”” the statement said.
It said that New Delhi has noted that Hafiz Saeed and four others have been placed under preventive detention.
The detention of Hafiz Saeed in Lahore came after the US administration of President Donald Trump has clamped down with visa restrictions at at countries deemed linked to terrorism. Apprehension of similar action against Pakistan could have been a factor in the action against Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, security analysts say.”