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VHP hopes Modi’s Pak visit would lead to action against terror Dawood, Saeed

BJP ally Shiv Sena and Vishwa Hindu Parishad today asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Pakistan will lead to effective action against cross-border terrorism as well as terror masterminds like Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

“Will Dawood Ibrahim be given to India after today’s meeting (between Modi and Sharif)? If this happens, we welcome this visit,” Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut said in Mumbai.

VHP international working president Pravin Togadia said in a statement issued in Allahabad that “hatever may be the reasons behind the Prime Minister’s surprise visit to Lahore, we hope that his tour of Pakistan leads to effective action by the neighboring country against terrorists operating from their soil.”

“Pakistan is also the land where 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused and underworld Dawood Ibrahim has been hiding for more than two decades. The neighboring country has so far been in a state of denial in this regard.

“We hope that our dashing and dynamic PM Modiji’s intervention will bring about a radical change”, Togadia said.

He said “we also sincerely hope that Modiji will compel Pakistan to take effective action against Hafiz Saeed and Lakhvi both of whom have been roaming scot-free in the neighboring country despite their involvement in the dastardly terrorist attack on Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

“It will be the biggest victory for our PM if the neighboring country agrees to extradite Saeed and Lakhvi to India so that they could be tried before a court of law and brought to justice”, he added.