India feels let down by Pakistan on Mumbai attacks trial: Krishna

Ahead of the foreign secretary level talks between the two countries, India said it felt let down by Pakistan on the issue of bringing the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks to justice and wanted the trial to be fast tracked.

New Delhi: Ahead of the foreign secretary
level talks between the two countries, India on Wednesday said it
felt let down by Pakistan on the issue of bringing the
perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks to justice and wanted
the trial to be fast tracked.
"We are disappointed and we are let down by Pakistan.
Because till now only two witnesses have been examined and
there has been some kind of a lull on that front," External
Affairs Minister S M Krishna told a private television news
channel.

He said India would keep reminding Pakistan at every
meeting with its leaders that the trial of those behind Mumbai
attacks should be put on the fast track.

"It is for India to keep reminding Pakistan everytime
there is a chance meeting or a meeting for due deliberations.
India expects the pace of the trial should be speeded up,"
Krishna said in an interview to a private TV channel.
The minister said India has not given up hope on the
26/11 trial in Pakistan.

"We will pursue it and we will pursue it to its logical
end," Krishna said.

Asked whether the efforts made by India to reduce trust
deficit with Pakistan were an exercise in futility, he shot
back: "I don`t think so".

On the assasination of Pakistan`s Punjab province
Governor Salman Taseer, Krishna said he was shocked to see
that his killers were being "hero worshipped" by some sections
in that society.

"That is a dangerous development," he said.

"Assasination is not a way to do away with an elected
Governor," Krishna said.

Foreign secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistan
counterpart Salman Bashir are scheduled to meet in Thimphu
next week.

PTI

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