Skip to comments.India corners Pak; says hand over Dawood, JeM chief
Posted on 12/01/2008 6:16:21 PM PST by traumer
New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs called the Pakistani High Commissioner Shahid Malik in New Delhi to make its first direct demand on handing over suspects responsible for the Mumbai attacks.
Sources tell CNN-IBN that apart from telling Malik that the attacks had been planned by Pakistani elements, they also told Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim and Masood Azhar, or face the consequences.
Mumbai has been attacked earlier too. In March 1993, 13 blasts that killed at least 250 people and injured more than 700. That attack too was the handiwork of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
South Block has no doubt about Dawood's role in the November 26 attacks or for that matter about the role of the don's patrons - the ISI.
India's most wanted, Dawood, with help from Pakistan, has eluded for more than 15 years.
India also suspects that along with the Lashkar-e-Toiba, the Jaish-e-Mohammad and its founder Masood Azhar are also involved in the attacks.
Azhar is wanted in India for a string of terror strikes including the attack on the Parliament in 200 that brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.
And these are reason enough for India to serve a demarche on the Pakistan High Commissioner.
The demarche warned that bilateral relations could hit breaking point unless Islamabad handed over Dawood and Azhar.
"We expect Pakistan to crack down on terror groups and individuals. If Pakistan doesn't deliver our response will be correct and considered," Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said.
There is pressure on Islamabad from the USA too. Ahead of her arrival in Delhi on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Condolezza Rice warned Pakistan to cooperate with India and be transparent in its investigations.
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We invaded Afghanistan because they would not hand over bin Laden. Now India is asking for PAkistan to hand over Dawood...
It doesn't sound like they're 'asking' to me.
If they don’t, India needs to let loose on them.
India slapped the Paks around in 71 getting a surrender in a few weeks. They beat them in 67 too, but not nearly as bad.
Pakistan would have to use their nukes, but India has 10 times the population and is spread out. Using the nukes would just hasten Pak’s destruction.
I think they should go at it.
I agree. Karachi should be blockaded, and pre-emptive nuclear strikes at Pakistan’s suspected missile silos should be ordered. Time to let the nuclear Genie out of the bottle.
Very comparable with the situation with Mumbai. The common element in both instances is the ISI.
You betcha it is a comparable situation.
Hand over so and so.
Here we come.
I think India has just as much right to take action.
The only difference this time is that Pakistan has nukes.
I bet Bush is glad to get the hell out of the oval office and leave it to someone else. Obama is going to have a melt down ...and will get the haggard look of a chain smoker.
Not gonna happen. About 75 % of the supplies needed by US forces in Afghanistan comes through the port of Karachi. That is about 700 large trucks a day. Rice is not going to Pakistan. She is going to India to apply pressure on India, IMHO. As usual, DC's nuts are being held in an Islamic vise. (Saudia Arabia = Oil)(Pakistan = Afghanistan Supply Route).
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