Clear evidence of Lashkar involvement
4 August 2000
New Delhi: India today said there was 'very clear evidence' of the involvement of Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba in the latest massacres in Jammu and Kashmir. 'There is very clear evidence of the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba, based in Pakistan and supported by Pakistan,' a Foreign Office spokesman told reporters. He said every peace initiative had been responded to by terrorist acts sponsored from across the borders. Similar acts had taken place when the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, had undertaken the peace journey to Lahore and when the United States President, Mr. Bill Clinton, had visited India in March this year. New Delhi has made it clear that the peace process in Kashmir would continue. Mr. Vajpayee told Mr. Clinton during a telephonic conversation that there was no basis for a meaningful dialogue with Islamabad in the face of no let-up in Pakistan-sponsored terrorist acts.