India asks Pak to do more to counter terror

India asks Pak to do more to counter terror

India asks Pak to do more to counter terror
A day after 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed was placed under detention in Pakistan, New Delhi asked Islamabad to do more to prove its sincerity in combating terrorism targeting India. India on Tuesday took note of detention of the firebrand cleric and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder in Pakistan.

However, New Delhi pointed out that he had been placed under house arrest in the past too, but had always been set free just weeks or months later, without being brought to justice for his role in terror attacks.

“Exercises such as yesterday’s (Monday’s) orders against Hafiz Saeed and others have been carried out by Pakistan in the past also,” spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup said in New Delhi.

Saeed, who heads the political wing of LeT, Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD), was detained and placed under house arrest in accordance with Section 11- EEE(1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1977, of Pakistan.
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