India slams Pakistan for ‘Cosmetic step’ against Hafiz Saeed
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Indian government on Thursday slammed Pakistan for its "cosmetic step" against Jamat-ul-Dawa chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and denial of the fact that Dawood Ibrahim is not in Pakistan.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that though Pakistan have acted against Saeed, they have failed to act against Dawood Ibrahim.
"The location of Dawood Ibrahim is not a secret. Time and again we have been presenting to Pakistan a list of people who are in their country. We have asked repeatedly that he should be handed over. His imprint on the Mumbai blast is very clear for all of us to see," Raveesh Kumar told media.
This comes after Pakistan said that Dawood Ibrahim is not in Pakistan. Kumar said that this exposes the double standard of Pakistan.
"Pakistan claims that they have taken action but when it comes to taking action against people who we have demanded you go into denial mode," he said.
"This basically is a case of double standards, this is something where they stand completely exposed as far as their claims of taking action against terror groups in Pakistan is concerned," he added.
Pakistan on Wednesday registered 23 cases relating to terror financing and facilitation against Saeed following continuous international pressure.
The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said that Saeed and other members of JuD and people associated with other banned trusts operating as charities have been booked in cases of terror financing.
The people named in the cases include Hafiz Saeed, his brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki, Ameer Hamza, and Muhammad Yahya Aziz.
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