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Shiv Sena stages protest against release of Lakhvi

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New Delhi: Shiv Sena today staged a protest against Pakistan here over the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi from jail, demanding that the neighbouring country should be declared a terrorist state. Scores of protesters reached Jantar Mantar shouting anti-Pakistan slogans and burnt posters of Lakhvi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistani flag.

55-year-old Lakhvi, who guided 10 LeT gunmen from a control room in Pakistan during 26/11, walked free after being in detention for six years, a day after a Pakistanicourt ordered his release. India described the release as an “insult” to the 26/11 victims and asked the international community to take note of Islamabad’s double standards.