'Never compared Babri mosque demolition to 26/11': Rehman Malik
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday clarified that he never compared the Babri mosque demolition to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
"Yesterday I mentioned about Bombay (Mumbai), 9/11, 26/11. I only simply said that these are the ugly incidents, which have brought miserly to the world. Miserly to the people of Pakistan in terms of Samjhauta, misery in terms of Bombay and there are so many if I start listing you there are lot. What is important is that let's work hard, let's put all the efforts," said Malik in his address at the India International Centre here.
"Therefore, my mention I hope will not be misinterpreted and I never compared 26/11 with that incident of Babri mosque," he added.
Asserting that Pakistan had begun investigations in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack even before India had brought up the issue, Malik laid emphasis on the legal procedures for the delay in action against the perpetrators.
Rehman Malik had earlier last night invited a controversy by equating the Babri demolition incident with the Mumbai terror attack.
Malik, who was speaking to mediapersons after the new visa agreement between India and Pakistan was operationalised last night here, said: "We don't want any 9/11, we don't want any Mumbai bomb blast (attacks), we don't want any Samjhauta Express blast and we don't want Babri masjid issue."