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Hafiz Saeed Conviction: India Questions the “Efficacy” of the Decision

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2020-02-13

A day after Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed was held guilty and sentenced to prison for five and a half years in two terror-financing cases by a Pakistan court, India on Thursday questioned the “efficacy” of the conviction. Adding that taking action against terrorism is a part of “Pakistan’s long-pending international obligation,” India said that it would keep a watch if the neighboring country would take action against other terror entities operating on its soil.

 

An anti-terrorism court sentenced Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder to five-and-a-half years in jail each in two cases. A fine of Rs 15,000 was also imposed on him. However, the combined 11 years of jail term will run concurrently, which means the net sentencing will be only five and a half years.

 

The conviction came a day ahead of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary meeting. The FATF is a global watchdog against terror funding that has Pakistan to fully implement its anti-terror action plan by February 2020 or face severe action. Pakistan was already kept under the “grey list” of countries by the FATF for failing to contain terror financing.

 

Meanwhile, the US has welcomed the Pakistan court’s verdict The conviction “is an important step forward — both toward holding LeT accountable for its crimes, and for Pakistan in meeting its international commitments to combat terrorist financing,” tweeted Alice Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia.

 


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