New Delhi, November 23: Strongly reacting to 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed release from house arrest directed by Pakistani Court, the Ministry of External Affairs MEA said ‘Pakistan's lack of seriousness and termed it as an "attempt by Pakistani system to mainstream proscribed terrorists.”
Lashing out at Pakistan over Hafiz Saeed's release, the Ministry of External Affairs said that India is outraged that a self-confessed terrorist has been allowed to walk free. "India, as indeed the entire International community, is outraged that a self-confessed and a UN proscribed terrorist is being allowed to walk free and continue with his evil agenda," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
"It is evident that Pakistan has not changed its policy of shielding and supporting non-state actors, and its true face is visible for all to see," Kumar added.
Saeed will walk free from house arrest in Pakistan on Thursday if the government does not detain him in any other case.In a video message earlier in the day, Hafiz Saeed vowed to work for the 'freedom of Kashmir'.
"I am fighting for Kashmir's independence. I pray to god that may He help me and my community in getting the freedom for Kashmir," he had said.
Further he had said that Delhi did everything it can to keep his arrested but all its efforts have been wasted. "It is because of Kashmir that India is after me," he said. He also thanked the judges, and said that his release "is a victory for Pakistan's independence." Also the US has already expressed its displeasure over the development.