NEW DELHI: Commenting on Pakistan’s detention of 26/11 Mumbai attacks Mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Indian government said that such acts do not convince India on Pakistan’s sincerity. India on Tuesday said that only a credible crackdown on Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists organizations involved in cross-border terrorism would make it believe that Pakistan has been working in the true sense.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Vikas Swarup tweeted the government’s response to Saeed’s detention on Tuesday. The tweet read that Pakistan has carried out similar detentions in the past and India is not considering the present scenario as anything different to it.
Hafiz Saeed is one of the most wanted terrorists in India. He is the chief of the terror organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa and also the mastermind behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Saeed and four others were placed under detention by Pakistan on Monday night, under an anti-terrorism act as reported by the Times of India.
Interestingly, the move came just a few days after the US president Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order banning seven Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the United States of America. The seven countries Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Iran and Somalia are, therefore, officially blacklisted by the World’s richest country citing security reasons.
However, there has been a rumor from the While House that there is a possibility of Pakistan making to the list of banned countries. The rumors have been further fueled by the fact that a bill demanding for the designation of Pakistan as a terror sponsor state has been moved in the recent times.
An official from the Pakistan’s Defense ministry accepted that the government has been facing the heat following the Trump administration’s crackdown on Muslim-majority countries. “Trump is taking hard steps against some countries. Though we are not on that list, rumors of an open talk inside the White house on Pakistan are what making us consider a crack down on terrorism”, the officer confirmed.