New Delhi: On the third anniversary of the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks, India on Saturday once again urged Pakistan on providing speedy justice to the victims to the deadly strikes.
Addressing a press conference, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna called on Pakistan to bring perpetrators of 26/11 attacks to justice, adding the evidence so far provided to Islamabad was sufficient for civil courts.
"We are still waiting for Pakistan to act decisively to bring to justice the perpetrators of the mindless violence that was unleashed on Mumbai. We are still waiting," Krishna told reporters here.
"I think the evidence provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be sufficient for any normal civilian court to prosecute the people involved in the conspiracy and the perpetrators of this crime," Krishna said.
"I once again call on our neighbour to bring the perpetrators of the crime to speedy justice," he said.
There can be no selective fight against terrorism, Krishna underlined.
"The scourge of terrorism has to be comprehensively fought and eradicated in all its forms and manifestations," he said.
The minister reminded Pakistan that there was no place for use of terror as state policy, adding it is self-destructive.
He said issues have to be resolved through peaceful dialogue and in an atmosphere free from terror and violence.
On the issue of a Pakistani judicial commission visiting India, Krishna said the modalities for the same were being worked out.
"It has been agreed in principle. Let us wait for the
dates," he said.
Krishna said India was committed to having a peaceful,
friendly and cooperative relationship with all its neighbours
for progress and prosperity in the region.
"We call upon all our neighbours to join us in this
endeavour of building a better future for our peoples," he
Krishna also paid homage to the victims and martyrs of
the terror attacks in Mumbai.
"I join my countrymen in paying respectful homage to the
innocent men, women and children whose lives were most
tragically snuffed out by the inhuman act of terrorism,
inspired and carried out from across our borders, three year
ago, on this day, in Mumbai," he said.
"We also salute the courage and fortitude of the families
who lost their loved ones in that senseless act of violence,"
(With PTI inputs)
First Published: Saturday, November 26, 2011, 09:06