Sunday, November 30, 2008
India is threatening to suspend the peace process with Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai massacre, say reports.
The country’s government is considering the move in response to growing public anger over the terror attacks that left 174 people dead, the Press Trust of India reported.
Pakistan has “categorically denied” any involvement in the bloodshed in India’s financial centre.
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But India says it has proof of Pakistani links, and claims the sole survivor of the gunmen – Mohammad Ajmal Qasam – is from the country.
Wajid Hasan, Pakistan’s high commissioner to London, told Sky News it was a “very confusing situation” and stressed it was important not to get involved in the “blame game”.
Asked whether Pakistan feared the Indian reaction to the massacre, he said “we have got to get ready and prepare for any eventuality” and his country would not “take it lying down”.
Pakistan has warned it would move troops to the Indian border if tensions rose between the nuclear-armed rivals.
An official in Islamabad said the next one to two days would be crucial for their relations.
This article was posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 10:00 am