India stalls Pak 26/11 probe panel’s visit

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India has rejected the date proposed by Pakistan for the Indian Judicial Commission’s visit to record the statements of witnesses and concerned officials about the Mumbai attack. The refusal to visit on September 11 highlights the strained ties between the two countries and raises questions about the proposes meeting between Manmohen Sigh and Nawaz Sharif in New erned officials about the Mumbai attack. The refusal to visit on September 11 highlights the strained ties between the two countries and raises questions about the proposed meeting between Manmohen Sigh and Nawaz Sharif in New York City. On his way back from the G20 summit on Saturday, Singh had hinted that talks with his counterpart, during their visit to the General Assembly, are dependent on Pakistan’s progress in bringing the 26/11 perpetrators to book. The Pakistani commission is to cross-examine the witnesses in the Mumbai attack case. But New Delhi has conveyed to Islamabad that the proposed date is not suitable as witnesses will be unavailable due to Ganesh Chaturthi, according to an Indian newspaper report. While that was the reason officially conveyed to Islamabad, unofficial reports have indicated that New Delhi was not pleased with Pakistan for calling off the September 4 visit at the last moment and citing “technical and procedural issues as reasons for the delay. Now, both countries will have to look at a new, “mutually convenient” date.