Yasin Malik Sits With 26-11 Mastermind; Govt Livid

Yasin Malik Sits With 26-11 Mastermind; Govt Livid

11 February 2013
DNA
Manan Kumar

New Delhi: The government is seriously viewing Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik's anti-India utterances and his sharing of dias with Hafiz Saeed, alleged mastermind of 26-11 terror attacks, in Pakistan and may take appropriate action against him. On a visit to Pakistan, Malik went on a 24 hour hunger strike in protest of Guru's execution, at the National Press club. Hafiz Saeed, who is regarded a mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks by Indian government, not only shared the dias with Malik but also uttered inflamatory anti-India speeches. Taking a grim view of Malik, top governemnt sources ministry said this is a very serious matter as it venom against India has been spewed on a foreign land and that too in league with a person against whom we have proof of masterminding gruesome 26-11 terror attacks. Sources added that the goverment is examining the details of Yasin Malik's Pakistan visits and also his recent activities there and will also inquire if such elements are being sponsored by any state sponsors outide India. Malik, according to Pakistani media, called mysteriously hanging of Guru in Tihar Jail as an expression of extreme despotism and tyranny by the Government of India. Malik also said the hanging of Guru also carries a sinister design to create an atmosphere of fear among the Kashmiri people so as to deter them from demanding their usurped right of self-determination. Sharing dias with him Saeed regarded Guru's hanging as continuing judicial terrorism by the Indian state for the past 65 years and vowed revenge.