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Saeed's comments ‘irresponsible’: Krishna

NEW DELHI: Asserting that it was not "surprised" over the remarks made by Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammed Saeed asking Pakistan not to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to

Published: 23rd January 2012 09:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Asserting that it was not "surprised" over the remarks made by Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammed Saeed asking Pakistan not to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to it, India today said it does not want to dignify such "irresponsible" comments by reacting.

"We don't comment on irresponsible remarks emanating from Pakistan. We don't want to dignify by responding to such remarks which are irrational and which are not at all helpful.

We are not surprised," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said when asked to react to Saeed's recent remarks.

Noting that India is a greater threat to Pakistan than the US, Saeed had said "the Pakistan government is conspiring with the US to give in to Indian supremacy (in the region).

Granting the MFN-status to India is part of that plan. We must oppose this."

Saeed, also the founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba that was blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, made the remarks while addressing a rally organised by the Defa-e-Pakistan Council in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.



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