Against the backdrop of the ongoing talks with Pakistan, the Bharatiya Janata Party said on Thursday India appeared to have diluted its earlier demand that the neighbouring country take “speedy and credible” action against the culprits of the Mumbai terror attacks and instead reconciled itself to “satisfactory closure” of the case.
Speaking at a party rally here, senior party leader L.K. Advani alleged that Pakistan had not taken “a single credible step” to show that it was serious about acting against the masterminds and perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage.
He maintained that all available evidence showed that elements within the Pakistani ruling establishment were involved in planning and executing the attacks.
“Now, suddenly, the Indian government has changed its stance for the next round of Foreign Secretary-level talks between the two countries. Rather than remaining firm in its demand for a speedy and credible trial in the Mumbai attacks, all that the government wants from Pakistan is ‘satisfactory closure’ of the case,” Mr. Advani said.
He sought to know how the UPA government could talk about “satisfactory closure” now when Pakistan had not shown any seriousness even in “satisfactory beginning” of the investigation and trial. Hindu