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Chidambaram parries question on Hafiz Saeed

Attari: Home Minister P Chidambaram today parried a question on Pakistan`s claim that there was no proof against LeT founder Hafiz Saeed`s involvement in terrorist activities in India, saying issues of disagreement should not be discussed on happy occasions.

After inaugurating a modern Integrated Check Post (ICP) along the India-Pakistan border here, a Pakistani journalist asked Chidambaram why the issue of Saeed should not be put to rest as there was no proof against him, the Home Minister said "Today is a happy occasion. We talk about matters of agreement and not about matter of disagreement".

"I take note of your question and I will send you my answer in writing," he told the reporter. Saeed is one of the most wanted persons in India for his involvement in various terrorist acts in the country, including 26/11 Mumbai terror attack which claimed 166 lives. The US had also announced a bounty of USD 10 million for information leading to his arrest and conviction in terror charges.

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