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Pakistan won't be able to camouflage its duplicity for long: BJP

Updated: Aug 24, 2016 17:49 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 24 (ANI): Asserting that Pakistan won't be able to camouflage its duplicity, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the global community is increasingly taking note of the fact that Islamabad is becoming a safe haven for terrorist organizations and perpetrators of terrorism.

BJP's Nalin Kohli said Pakistan cannot pretend anymore and safeguard its image by lingering on its policy of what passes for a good terrorist and what passes for a bad terrorist.

"One wonders how long can Pakistan will try to run away from the truth and pretend that its policy of duplicity in terms of good terrorists-bad terrorists, good criminals-bad criminals can continue. I think the global community is increasingly taking note of Pakistan, its duplicity and the very fact that it is becoming a safe haven for terrorist organizations, perpetrators of terrors and perpetuators of crime," said Kohli.

Dawood does live in Pakistan, a United Nations committee has endorsed, by accepting six of the nine addresses that New Delhi had submitted as the terrorist's hideouts in that country.

In a validation of India's stand that the man it has hunted for over two decades has been shielded by Islamabad, the UN Security Council's ISIL and al Qaeda Sanctions Committee has amended its entry on Dawood by adding these addresses.

India, in a dossier, had cited nine addresses in Pakistan as those frequented by Dawood of which the UN Security Council's ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee has removed three, finding those incorrect.

New Delhi in August last year had listed the nine residences.

Pakistan has consistently denied that Dawood is living in that country after he fled from India.

Dawood is accused of chalking the 1993 serial blasts which took place in Mumbai and claimed lives of 257 people while injuring 700 others.

He is also said to be the kingpin behind other terror attacks and faces multiple charges of money laundering and extortion.

India and the US have also accused Dawood of financing terror groups including al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba. (ANI)

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