Strong message sent to Pak: Modi

New Delhi :  A day after LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi — who is charged with plotting the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack, was released on bail — Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the Lok Sabha that a strong message has been sent to Pakistan. He also asserted that the future steps in this matter would be in consonance with the will of the members as expressed in the house.

The external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj would be making a detailed statement on this issue on Monday. The Lok Sabha also passed a resolution moved by all parties condemning the grant of bail to Lakhvi.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that Pakistan has been informed of “the sentiment across the spectrum of Indian society that that this will make a mockery of Pakistan’s commitment to fight terror groups without hesitation and without distinction.” He also referred to the “glacial pace” of the trial of Lakhvi, 54, who was arrested in 2009 along with six other terrorists and charged with helping to plot and execute India’s worst-ever terror strike.

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