And ask Pakistan’s ISI to help bring the Pakistan’s ISI to justice
Mumbai Police have completed their investigations into the July 11th train bombings. Commissioner A N Roy has explicitly and unambiguously stated that “Pakistan’s ISI was the â€˜mastermindâ€™ behind the terror attacks carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba with help from SIMI activists.”
The “India-Pakistan joint institutional mechanism to fight terrorism”—that abominable contradiction that was conjured up in Havana a few days ago—can now figure out how to handle this one. Gen Musharraf has just defended ISI against a British report that it is masterminding the Taliban insurgency. For his part, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will find the need to use a four letter word—Ouch!
But you’ll never know, Dr Manmohan Singh’s spin doctors may now question Mumbai Police’s professionalism.
Update:On CNN, Pakistan’s information minister rejected these “claims”, and in all sweet reasonableness asked for concrete evidence. “Testimony from people locked up in cells won’t do”, he said.
India wants Pakistan to not only talk but take action against terrorism on the ground as Islamabad will be judged by its actions and not words, new Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon told reporters [DNA]