JuD rename: India asks Pak to act against the group in any form
New Delhi (PTI): With Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) assuming a new name to evade UN sanctions, India on Friday said Pakistan government has the responsibility of acting against the outfit even if it changes its nomenclature or form.
Underscoring that JuD has been banned by the UN, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the world community should take appropriate action if Pakistan fails to comply with its international commitments and conventions.
"When LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) was banned, it came up as JuD. Now it has been banned. It (JuD) might have taken another name.... This is the pattern we have noticed in Pakistan," Mukherjee told reporters here.
"It is the responsibility of Pakistan government to stop activities of these banned organisations in any form, in any name, in any shape," he said.
Mukherjee's remarks came on the move by JuD to rename itself as 'Tehreek-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool' (Movement for defending the honour of God) to avoid restrictions which Pakistan could be forced to impose on it because of UNSC sanctions in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.
Mukherjee pointed out that Pakistan is a party to various international conventions, including SAARC Convention against terrorism of 1987 and the special protocol of 2004 of SAARC countries. Mukherjee said if Pakistan does not comply with the UNSC ban, it is for the international community to "take appropriate action".
He said India has asked Pakistan to fulfill these commitments and take action against terror groups and bring to book perpetrators of November 26 attacks.