India keeps pressure on Pakistan over Mumbai

Pakistan has detained scores of members of the LeT and an affiliated Islamic charity, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which helped to construct many hospitals and schools across Pakistan and Kashmir.

India keeps pressure on Pakistan over Mumbai

India's foreign minister said on Monday that countries failing to clamp down on terrorism would pay a "heavy price", as New Delhi kept pressure on Pakistan to act against gunen blamed for the Mumbai attacks.

Pakistan has detained scores of members of the LeT and an affiliated Islamic charity, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which helped to construct many hospitals and schools across Pakistan and Kashmir.

"Countries found wanting in their commitment to zero tolerance of terrorism will be made to pay heavy price by the international community," Pranab Mukherjee told a conference in India's capital.

"Our diplomatic efforts in dealing with terrorist states will continue unabated."

While Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has claimed the attacks must have had the support of official agencies within Pakistan.

The sense that India may not have the full support of the West was highlighted at the weekend.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said on a visit to New Delhi that India needed to resolve the issue of disputed Kashmir as part of a wider strategy to improve relations with Pakistan after the attacks.

In Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the government's top Interior Ministry official, Rehman Malik, gave foreign diplomats a briefing on Pakistani efforts since the attacks.

Hundreds of Pakistanis protested the government act against the charity, saying it helped Christiane and Muslim poor.

Pakistan has been angered by the Indian suggestion that Pakistani state agencies were involved and what it sees as repeated Indian hints of military action.

Reuters
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