INDIA OUTRAGED as Pakistan's Supreme Court lets Mumbai terror attack mastermind GO FREE!

“We regard Hafiz Saeed as one of the masterminds of the Mumbai attacks and he has openly urged jihad (holy war) against India,” foreign secretary Nirupama Rao told reporters in New Delhi.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the freedom of the head of a charity linked to the Mumbai attacks and blacklisted in the West, quashing government appeals against his release from house arrest. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who heads the charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa and who founded the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) faction blamed by India and the United States for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was declared a free man by a court in Lahore last year.

The verdict had been challenged by Pakistan’s federal and Punjab provincial governments, but the country’s highest court ruled there was insufficient evidence the 60-year-old should be detained. With the charity linked by India to the Mumbai attacks, the ruling was greeted with disappointment in New Delhi, with whom Islamabad wants to resume peace talks that broke down after the Mumbai attacks.

The decision was also likely to ruffle Washington, which sees the charity as a terror group and has put pressure on Pakistan to round up Dawa members.

A three-judge bench at Pakistan’s supreme court headed by Justice Nasir ul Mulk rejected the appeals and upheld the June 2009 order from the high court in Lahore, defence lawyer A.K. Dogar told AFP.

India, which suspended the fragile four-year peace process with its bitter rival after the attacks on Mumbai, expressed disappointment in Tuesday’s decision.

“We regard Hafiz Saeed as one of the masterminds of the Mumbai attacks and he has openly urged jihad (holy war) against India,” foreign secretary Nirupama Rao told reporters in New Delhi.

“Enough evidence has been given by India to Pakistan on the role and activities of Hafiz Saeed,” she said, adding Pakistan should take “meaningful action” against him to fulfil its pledge not to harbour militants.

India wants Pakistan to convict the alleged masterminds of the assault and sees Jamaat-ud-Dawa as a front for LeT. India has previously made peace talks conditional on Pakistan bringing the Mumbai attack masterminds to justice and dismantling militant groups. AFP LINK H/T herr OYAL

Doctors working in a hospital where all the bodies, including that of the terrorists, were taken said they had not seen anything like this in their lives. It was shocking and disturbing," a doctor said. "Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again."

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