Mumbai Blast terroist, Kasab's mother Allowed to Meet Him:India
Just a day after Pakistan refusal to accept Kasab's nationality and questioning the DNA proof provided by India, India government allowed his Pakistani mother to meet him. Pakistani authority says that the proofs given by Indian government is inadequate and lot more is required.
Buttressing its assertion that Ajmal Kasab and the rest of the 26/11 attackers were from Pakistan, foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee
said on Tuesday that Kasab's mother would come down to Mumbai to meet her son in jail even as PM Manmohan Singh said enough proof had been given to Islamabad and it was time for the neighbour to act.
Mukherjee said there was no denying certain realities — that one terrorist had been caught alive and Kasab's mother wanted to meet him. "These are the realities. These are the facts. If somebody wants to evade and avoid these facts, what can we do," he said.
Mukherjee's announcement on Kasab's mother has come as a surprise. It was also not clear whether a request had already been received. Mumbai Police had recently reported that a Hindu woman from Ghaziabad, claiming to be Kasab's mother, had approached them, asking to meet him. She was turned back.
In light of Pakistan asking for more information, India on Tuesday said there was sufficient evidence and it was time now for Islamabad to act. "We have given enough information for them to act and it is for them to act," the PM said on the sidelines of Padma awards ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Despite India's insistence on verifiable action, it is increasingly becoming clear that Pakistan is in no mood to oblige. On Monday, Pakistan asked for the confession statement of Kasab, which India has said it would give after the trial starts. Pakistani interior ministry Rehman Malik said they had asked for the statement of Hemant Karkare on the Samjhauta Express blasts because they had “information” that one of the terrorists involved in the Samjhauta attack was also involved in 26/11.