Pakistan launched strong diplomatic offensive against India
*ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has launched strong diplomatic offensive against India, sources have revealed.*
As per the report, Pakistan has launched a diplomatic offensive against India after the acquittal of perpetrators in the 2007 Samjhauta terrorist attacks by an Indian court on Wednesday.
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Thursday conveyed major world capitals about Pakistan’s concerns over the decision. She invited members of the diplomatic corps at the Foreign Office and briefed them on the “historic injustice done to the forty-four Pakistanis killed in the Samjhauta Express terrorist attack in 2007 in India”.
She condemned the acquittal of all four perpetrators, including Swami Aseemanand, the mastermind of the heinous attacks and an activist of the Hindu terrorist organisation, RSS who had publicly confessed his involvement in the terror attacks.
Two coaches of the bi-weekly train that runs between New Delhi and Lahore caught fire late on February 19, 2007, after two improvised explosive devices exploded.
The foreign secretary stressed that the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) itself had earlier charge-sheeted the perpetrators. Indian media, she added, reported extensively about the connection between the Samjhauta terrorist attacks and Hindu extremists, including Lt Colonel Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who were subsequently arrested in October 2008, including provision of RDX (Research department explosive).
Janjua said that despite repeated requests by Pakistan for a fair trial and expeditiously bringing the perpetrators to justice, after a lapse of more than 11 years, Indian courts have now exonerated the accused.