Mumbai Attacks: Delhi Summons Pak Envoy

Published: 26th July 2014 07:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2014 07:45 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: After the Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the conspirators of November 2008 Mumbai attacks was adjourned for a week over the trial judge’s summer recess, India on Friday summoned Islamabad’s Deputy High Commissioner to lodge a strong protest in this regard. Interestingly, a similar reason was given when the proceedings did not take place on the last date.

India did a two-pincer attack-- summoning  Deputy High Commissioner Mansoor Khan to the Ministry of External Affairs and India’s Deputy Envoy  also visiting Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad to lodge a similar protest. Incidentally, the move came after the two Foreign Secretaries had on Wednesday agreed to hold their next meeting on August 25. 

Meanwhile, a release from Pakistan Foreign Office said its Director General (South Asia and Saarc) had told Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Bagley “the trial was taking its legal course and efforts were being made for its early conclusion”.

And Pakistan, as usual, also raised the bogey of the probe into Samjhauta Express blasts to counter India. “She stated that it was necessary that the outcome of these investigations be shared with Pakistan at the earliest,” said a Pakistan Foreign Office release.

It was on Wednesday that the anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused had adjourned the trial for the seventh straight time.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp