May 2001 News

LeT asks Musharraf not to accept invitation

23 May 2001
The Hindustan Times

Islamabad: PAKISTAN-BASED MILITANT outfit Lashker-e-Tayyeba (LeT) on Wednesday cautioned Pakistan military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf against accepting the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for talks in New Delhi saying Islamabad 'should not get into India's peace trap". Reacting to the Indian invitation, an LeT spokesman, Yahya Mujaheedeen said, "Pakistan should not get into peace trap laid by India." Another militant organisation, the Hizbul Mujahideen, in its reaction, said the calling off of the ceasefire by India "is yet another farce as the six-month long ceasefire has not been seriously implemented in the past." Hizbul spokesman Salim, however, did not comment on the Vajpayee's invitation to Musharraf to visit Delhi for talks.


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