New Delhi: Lashing out strongly, India on Friday said Pakistan's support to UN-designated terrorist and Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his proscribed Jamaat-ud-Dawah was "nothing short of mainstreaming of the terrorism."
"What is happening in the so-called 'ishtimaah' (congregation) of the JuD. I think I would describe it as nothing short of mainstreaming of terrorism. This was an event which took place in national monument in Pakistan. It was an event (for which) large number of police personnel were deployed. The event which was advertised all over Pakistan.
"And it was an event by an organisation which is proscribed not only by India but the US, the UK, Australia and the UN... Also it was addressed by an individual who is designated as a terrorist by the UN Securitry Council...These sought of facilities are provided to the designated terrorist organisation or a designated terrorist entity.
"This is nothing short of mainstreaming a terrorist entity and a terrorist who is designated all over the world," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.