June 11, 2011

India should reconsider US policy after Rana verdict: Modi


Posted: Jun 10, 2011 at 1515 hrs IST


Ahmedabad Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the clean chit given to Tahawwur Rana in Mumbai terror attack-related charges by a US court was a "foreign policy setback", and demanded that India reconsider its policy towards the United States.
"Just to please Pakistan, US has unlocked the ways for all the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorists to be free of guilt. It is time that the central government should rethink its

policy towards US," Modi said.

"US declaring Tahawwur Rana innocent in Mumbai attack has disgraced the sovereignty of India and it is a major foreign policy setback," Modi said on his Twitter page.

"The masterminds active behind the terrorist movements in India will now seek justice in the courts of America," the Gujarat Chief Minister said.

"Will US let the Indian court take a trial of 9/11 terrorist attack case?" he tweeted.

Modi has always been critical of the Centre's policy in connection with the 26/11 vis-a-vis Pakistan and the United States.

Tahawwur Rana was on Friday held not guilty on the charges of involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks by a US federal court which however convicted him for providing material support to Pakistan-based terror group LeT, and for plotting an attack in Denmark.

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