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India slams Pakistan for flip-flop over Kasab's nationality

January 08, 2009 14:52 IST

India slammed Pakistan on Thursday for its "flip-flop" over owning citizenship of Ajmal Kasab [Images], the lone surviving  terrorist who attacked Mumbai on November 26.
    
" Kasab has told us quite categorically where he comes from, where he received military and arms training and
where his handlers are located. Unfortunately, despite this, we have seen a consistent flip-flop in the reaction of the
government in Islamabad [Images]," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee [Images] told a gathering at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Chennai.
    
"The recent attacks in Mumbai [Images] brought about a huge international reaction; both anger at what happened in terms of 'external hand' and at the sorrow at the number of persons who had died," he said and rued that even after a month of the operation, "there continues to be recalcitrance in bringing the perpetrators to justice."
    
"I believe this to be the singularly unique terrorist strike since 9/11 (attacks on World Trade Centre in the US) and it is important that anti-terrorist wings in all countries take cognizance of this operation and bring the perpetrators to justice.
    
"Let us not forget terrorism knows no borders. All of us are vulnerable to terrorist attacks," Mukherjee said    
When death is caused by terrorism, it "diminishes" mankind, he said.




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