Don’t want to dignify Hafiz’s irresponsible remarks: India

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday said it does not want to dignify “irresponsible” remarks made by Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammed Saeed against Pakistan granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.

“We don’t comment on irresponsible remarks emanating from Pakistan. We don’t want to dignify by responding to such remarks, which are irrational and not at all helpful. We are not surprised,” External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said when asked to react to Saeed’s recent remarks made in Karachi.
Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, opposed the MFN status to India, saying it “is like shooting ourselves in the foot”.
He also accused the US and India of being behind moves to keep Pakistan constantly embroiled in the so-called war on terror.
“Granting them MFN status is like shooting ourselves in the foot,” Saeed was reported to have said at a press conference in the Pakistani port city.
“Pakistan needs to pursue a two-pronged strategy of negotiations and talks with Jihad to bring India on the path of talks,” he added.