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Modi blames Pak for Mumbai terror attack

Modi blames Pak for Mumbai terror attack
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First Published: Fri, Nov 28 2008. 11 38 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Nov 28 2008. 11 38 AM IST
By PTI
Mumbai: Accusing Pakistan of allowing its sea-routes for the terror strikes in Mumbai, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Centre to strongly take up with the international community Islamabad’s “blatant violation” of UN conventions in this regard.
“This is for the first time Pakistan has allowed use of sea routes to further terrorism against India... I hope the government will take it up at an appropriate level with the global community,” Modi said outside Oberoi-Trident hotel here.
Visiting the three places where security forces are battling terrorists since Wednesday night, Modi announced a compensation of Rsone crore for the slain security and police personnel as a mark of “national honour”.
Recalling that India and Pakitan were signatory to the UN Conventions that prohibits use of sea and land boundaries and weapons for terrorism, Modi said that Islamabad had blatantly violated them.
Pakistan’s marine police is confiscating Indian fishing boats and the same are now being used for the acts of terror, he said.“Terrorists have targeted US, British and Israeli citizens and made Mumbai a place that has been hit by international terrorism,” he said.
Terming as “disappointing” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s address to the nation yesterday, Modi said the Centre should immediately call a meeting of chief ministers to take stock of the situation and work out an effective policy to strengthen coast guard and navy.
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First Published: Fri, Nov 28 2008. 11 38 AM IST