Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin on Monday praised the steps taken by Pakistan by listing 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed under Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
Responding to a question on listing Hafiz Saeed under the ATA in Pakistan, he said, "Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave of terrorism against Pakistan's neighbours through LeT/ JuD and their affiliates."
"Effective action mandated internationally against him and his terrorist organisations and colleagues is a logical first step in bringing them to justice, and in ridding our region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism," he added.
Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani terrorist and chief of banned terrorist organisation Jama'at-ud-Da'wah. He is a most wanted terrorist in India and considered the mastermind of deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
India has demanded Saeed be handed over to them but both India and Pakistan have not signed any extradition treaty.