The Inside Voice
"Pakistan's motive for commiting this crime against humanity is evident -- to destabilise India," the government-in-exile of Balochistan said in a statement on the terrorist attacks.
"The government of Balochistan (in exile) condemns the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, for the terrorist attacks in India," said the statement issued by its general secretary Mir Azaad Khan Baloch.
Another group, the Baloch Action Committee, said Pakistan may have "instigated, inspired and supported" the terrorists who carried out the train blasts in Mumbai that killed 200 people and injured over 700.
It said that "acts of terrorism are controlled and monitored by ISI" and it would be "exceedingly difficult for the Indian people and government to carry forward what may be called as normalisation (and) peace process."
The statements went against Pakistan's insistence that terrorist acts in India had no link to that country.
New Delhi has been providing evidence of cross-border connections and only three days ago asked Islamabad to hand over Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim besides arresting LeT chief Hafiz Mohammed Sayeed to demonstrate its commitment to prevent terrorism aimed against India.
Baloch pointed out that there was no claim of responsibility for the well-coordinated terrorist attack, which was "a common tactic employed by Pakistani-supported Kashmiri militants".
Baloch also insisted that Islamabad got Indian engineer K Suryanarayana killed in Afghanistan by "Pakistan- supported Taliban" in May. This, he said, was done in retaliation for New Delhi's condemnation of Islamabad's use of armed forces to "suppress the ethnic Baloch in Pakistan- occupied Balochistan".
Suryanarayana, working on a telecom project, was abducted and killed by Taliban in south Afghanistan.
Baloch has sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, expressing his condolences at the deaths caused by the Mumbai terrorist attacks and offered to help India in apprehending those behind them.
"We Balochis regret that our Indian brothers have fallen in the trap of false assurances delivered by Pakistan," said the Baloch Action Committee.
-Courtsey Outlook India http://www.outlookindia.com/