Lok Sabha Adopts Resolution Condemning Lakhvi's Bail

19/12/2014 2:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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CORRECT TO THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY People sit on a promenade outside the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, one of the sites of the 2008 terror attack, on the eve of its fifth anniversary in Mumbai, India, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Pakistani gunmen blazed through India's financial capital, killing 166 people on Nov. 26, 2008 and shattering relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors. The sign on the left reads 'Mumbai'. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Lower House of the Indian Parliament on Friday adopted a resolution condemning bail granted to alleged 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, and asking the government to put pressure on Pakistan to satisfactorily carry out the trial for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the bail order a "serious blow to humanity."

The resolution, passed on Friday, says, "We express grave concern of the Indian people that just one day after the tragic killing of 141 innocent children and others in Peshawar, an accused terrorist could be released on bail by the same country. It seems that the lesson that there should be no compromise with terrorists has not been learnt."

A Rawalpindi court on Thursday had granted bail to Lakhvi, one of the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack which killed 166 people and wounded over 300 others. However, by Friday morning, the Pakistan government had detained Lakhvi under section 16 of maintenance of public order.

Meanwhile Pakistani government prosecutor Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry said on Friday that he will challenge the bail order in Islamabad on Monday.

Lakhvi, 54, reportedly led a "charmed life" inside jail, even fathering a child while he was in prison.

He is believed to be the operations leader of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, and is on the NIA Most Wanted list.

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