Yasin sharing dais with Saeed in Pak creates flutter
Posted on: 10:55 PM IST Feb 11, 2013
New Delhi: JKLF leader Yasin Malik sharing a dais with LeT Chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan on Monday created a flutter in India.
Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit urged the UPA government to look into the issue which was described as "very unfortunate" by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari.
Responding to queries as to whether any action will be taken against Malik for sharing dais with the chief of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba while sitting on a hunger strike in Pakistan, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said, "I will look into the case."
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) leader currently on a private visit to Pakistan and Saeed came together to mourn the execution of Afzal and shared the dais.
BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit demanded that the separatist leader's Indian passport be cancelled. Tewari said the sensitivities with regard to Saeed should be kept in mind by people holding an Indian passport whether they are separatists or nationalists.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said he would look into the matter after getting details from the Home Ministry.
Ruling National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal alleged in Srinagar that Malik was a "double agent" working against the interest of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
"How can he share the dais with a man (Hafiz Saeed) who is on the wanted list of New Delhi? He is a double agent who is working against the interest of the people of the state," he told PTI.