Islamabad, February 18 (KMS): Pakistan has reiterated demand for justice for the victims of the Samjhauta Express blasts which had claimed the lives of 68 innocent passengers, including 44 Pakistani nationals.
On February 18, 2007, 68 persons, mostly Pakistanis, were killed in bomb blasts in Samjhauta Express, a cross border train service between Pakistan and India. The bombs were planted by Hindutva terrorists with connivance of Indian secret agencies.
The Indian Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conveyed Pakistan’s severe disappointment at Indian Government’s callousness towards the plight of the families of the Pakistani nationals who await justice even after the passage of fifteen years.
The Indian diplomat was further conveyed that the Hindutva extremism and “Saffron terror” that had motivated the inhuman attack fifteen years ago has intensified manifolds under the Modi-led fascist Indian government.
The Charge d’Affaires was asked to convey to the Government of India in the strongest terms that Pakistan condemns the shameless acquittal and exoneration of all accused in dastardly terrorist attack, including Swami Aseeman, an RSS activist, who publicly confessed of being the mastermind of the heinous attack which was just another manifestation of the brazen impunity and full state protection that perpetrators of terrorism enjoy in the BJP-ruled India.
The Charge d’Affaires was asked to convey to the Indian government that Pakistan demands for a fair trial and for bringing the perpetrators and abettors of Samjhauta Express terrorist attack to justice.
In a statement, the Foreign Office Spokesperson called upon India to renounce the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy and faithfully implement its obligations under the international legal regime governing terrorism.