Am sure Pak will not fail to take note of Qasab verdict: Krishna

Aug 30, 2012, 07:33 IST | A Correspondent

India expressed hope that Pakistan will take note of the Supreme Court verdict upholding the death penalty for 26/11 convict Ajmal Qasab.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, who is in Tehran for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meet, said that the Supreme Court’s pronouncements are the law of the land.

His remarks come a day before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the NAM summit in Tehran.

Noting that terrorism was a matter of concern for the world, Krishna said India and Pakistan would discuss bilateral relations — indicating that terrorism will be on the agenda when Manmohan Singh and Zardari meet.

“The Supreme Court is the highest court of appeal in India. When it announces something, it becomes the law of the land. Other things will follow,” he said.

“I am sure Pakistan will not fail to take note of what has happened in the Supreme Court of India,” he said.

An Indian official had said that India’s message to Pakistan would be “enough of talk, act against terror; we have given you the evidence”.

“Terror can’t be solved by talks. Pakistan will have to work. We will have to work to make it impossible for terror to hit us,” the official said of the key issue likely to figure in the Manmohan-Zardari parleys expected today. 

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