New delhi;External Affairs Ministry today said the location of Dawood Ibrahim is not a secret and India has time and again asked Pakistan to hand him over. Talking to media in New Delhi, Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said when India demands action against such people, either Pakistan ignores or goes into denial mode.
He alleged that Pakistan tries to hoodwink the international community that it is taking some action against the terrorists and terror groups operating from their soil. The spokesperson said, Dawood Ibrahim is a UN proscribed terrorist and his imprint on the Mumbai blast is very clear for all to see.
On Pakistan booking Jamaat-ud-Dawah’s Hafiz Saeed and others in cases of terror financing, Mr Kumar asked people to not get fooled by such cosmetic steps. He stated that Pakistan’s sincerity to take action against terrorists and terror groups will be judged on the basis of their ability to demonstrate verifiable, credible and irreversible action against terror groups operating from their soil and not on the basis of half-hearted measures which they undertake sometimes to hoodwink the international community. He said, India wants a normal relationship in an environment free from terror.
Replying to a query on Kartarpur Corridor, the spokesperson said, New Delhi had proposed a set of dates, and Islamabad has agreed they will come for dialogue on 14th of July. He said, there are certain differences, and there will be discussion on those issues. He emphasized that it is a matter of sentiment and fulfilling wishes of Sikh community.
Mr Kumar said, broad trajectory of relationship between India and US remain positive. He said, the discussion Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Osaka was very open and productive. He added that in any multi-dimensional relationship, there are bound to be certain differences. He further said that both countries have agreed to continue to talk on all issues.
On reports that verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case will be announced in a few weeks, the spokesperson said, oral submissions have been made in the case. He said the verdict has to be announced by the International Court of Justice and the date will also be announced by them.