26/11 perpetrators should be handed to India:Pranab

January 16th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee made it clear in a press conference that perpetrators of terrorism in this country must be handed over to face Indian justice, and clarified that there is no dilution of that stand.

He had earlier said that India would have no objection if those behind terror attacks here are put to fair trial in Pakistan itself.

Pranab demanded a full investigation into Mumbai attacks in a sincere, transparent and verifiable manner to unveil the full conspiracy into the terror strikes.

There is no question of dilution in our demand of extradition Mukherjee told the reporters clearing the doubts regarding his stand on the issue.

We have never given up the demand that perpetrators of the terror acts should be handed over to India. There is no question that we have given up that demand or we have climbed down, he said.

He further added that the fact that dastardly terror crimes have been committed in India, therefore the perpetrators must face Indian justice. This is not an either situation as these things are not mutually exclusive. (ANI)

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