UN assures India of discussion on 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi in next meeting

| Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 13:07
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UN assures India of discussion on 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi in next meeting

UNITED NATIONS: After India expressed concern over the release of LeT Commander from a Pakistani jail, a UNSC committee on Sunday assured India of discussion on Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi in its next meeting. 

In a letter to the Chair of the UNSC al-Qaida sanctions committee ambassador Jim Mclay, India’s ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji expressed concern over Lakhvi’s release and said, “The release of LeT Chief violates the provision of the global body.”

Responding to India’s letter, Jim Mclay assured that the matter will be discussed in the next meeting of the committee and the next meeting is expected to be held in the next few days, said sources. 

Lakhvi and six others, including Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum, were charged with planning and executing the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks which shook the nation and killed 166 people. 

Mumbai attack mastermind was arrested in December 2008 and was indicted along with six others on November 25, 2009 in connection with the 26/11 attack. 

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