If Pakistan was sincere in tackling terror, then it should at least hand over to India Dawood Ibrahim, Sayeed Salahudeen and other militants who are Indian citizens and residing in that country, government sources said Saturday.
They said Pakistan has failed to take any credible action against Jaish-e-Mohammed and other militant groups even after the dastardly Pulwama attack.
If Pakistan really wants to send a message that it was serious about addressing India’s concerns over militancy, then it should hand over Dawood, Salahudeen and other militants who are Indians, the sources said.
Referring to actions by Pakistan such as holding ceratin terrorists in preventive custody, the sources said India considered them to be cosmetic.
Cosmetic action will not cut any ice.
India has been asking Pakistan to hand over Dawood, Salahudeen and several other militants who are wanted in India in connection with a series of militant attacks.
The sources said India has shared various key details such as coordinates of militant groups operating from Pakistan soil to Islamabad which can be verified by a third country.
After the Pulwama attack, India has mounted a diplomatic offensive to corner Pakistan internationally on the issue of militancy.
India has been pressing for concrete and verifiable action by Pakistan against militant groups operating from Pakistani soil.
Tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbours escalated after the February 14 Pulwama attack and subsequent aerial strike by India on a training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakot on February 26.
Pakistan retaliated the strike next day by unsuccessfully attempting to target Indian military installations. The JeM claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack.
Via The Indian Express