Pakistan on Saturday accused India of lacking the courage to unearth the “culpability of Hindu extremists” in the Samjhauta Express blast, adding that India's handling of the case did not inspire much hope.
Seeking to keep the Samjhauta Express blast of 2007 in the discourse ahead of the Foreign Secretaries' engagement in Bhutan — billed as yet another effort to salvage the composite dialogue process suspended by India after the Mumbai terror attacks — the Foreign Office noted that even after four years, “India somewhat conveniently asserts that its investigations are incomplete.”
The Foreign Office said it was unfortunate that New Delhi, “which uses terrorism as propaganda against Pakistan,” had still not been able to complete its investigations into the Samjhauta case. “We do not know how many more years India would need to bring the perpetrators of the Samjhauta terrorist act to justice and provide relief to the families of the 68 victims, including 42 Pakistan nationals.”
The Foreign Office statement said: “India seems to be lacking courage to unearth [the] culpability of Hindu extremists and their links with some Indian Army personnel.”