Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Friday said that the clean chit given to Tahawwur Rana in
Mumbai terror attack-related charges by a US court was a
"foreign policy setback", and demanded that India reconsider
its policy towards the United States.
"Just to please Pakistan, US has unlocked the ways for
all the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorists to be free of guilt. It
is time that the central government should rethink its
policy towards US," Modi said.
"US declaring Tahawwur Rana innocent in Mumbai attack has
disgraced the sovereignty of India and it is a major foreign
policy setback," Modi said on his Twitter page.
"The masterminds active behind the terrorist movements in
India will now seek justice in the courts of America," the
Gujarat Chief Minister said.
"Will US let the Indian court take a trial of 9/11
terrorist attack case?" he tweeted.
Modi has always been critical of the Centre`s policy in
connection with the 26/11 vis-a-vis Pakistan and the United
Tahawwur Rana was today held not guilty on the charges of
involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks by a US federal court,
which however convicted him for providing material support to
Pakistan-based terror group LeT, and for plotting an attack in