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.