On the eve of the talks between the Bharati Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir,Islamabad on Saturday once again criticized Bharats handling of the Samjhauta Express train bombing with stinging criticism of Delhi saying that it lacked courage to unearth culpability of Hindu extremists.
Samjhauta Express blast dampens Delhis holier than thou attitude and placed Bharat on the backfoot in preparation for Sundays meeting in Thimphu.
India seems to be lacking courage to unearth culpability of Hindu extremists and their links with some Indian Army personnel, foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit said in a statement in Islamabad. Indias handling of the 2007Samjhauta Express bombing case doesnt inspire much hope, he said.
The brilliant Basit in his usual eloquence emphasised that India needs to bridge the gap between what it says and what it does.He correctly stated that in the case of the Samjhota Express the attacks the leads were blatent and involvement so clear that the evidence was irrefutable.
Bharat has tried to hedge and point finguresbut the fact remains that Prohit and gang committed the acts of terror and the Bharati Army was caught with its pants down trying to cover it up.
Pakistan is expected to raise the issue of Samjhauta probe at Sundays meeting. Pakistan will definitely raise the Kashmir issue. This was the pre-condition for the talks. No talks without Kashmir on the agenda. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is willing to discuss all outstanding issues with Pakistan in a step-by-step manner.
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