India has once again pointed out that Pakistan must heed international opinion and extradite Dawood Ibrahim, whom they have provided sanctuary for long, to face justice for his many crimes.
Speaking on Friday after the recent confirmation by United Nations about six of the nine addresses of Dawood provided by India, external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swaroop said India has always maintained that Pakistan is harbouring the "global terrorist".
"India continues to maintain that it is incumbent upon Pakistan to extradite this global terrorist to whom they have provided sanctuary for a very long period of time to face justice for his many crimes. We hope Pakistan will heed international opinion on this issue," he said.
Recently, a monitoring team of the United Nations' 1267 Committee, which periodically updates the record of the global terrorists on its database, confirmed six of the nine addresses of Dawood which India had provided.
"What this signifies is that Dawood Ibrahim continues to remain on the designated list as a global terrorist and the 1267 monitoring committee continues to retain his Pakistani passport as a valid document. The UN has also confirmed that he resides in and has properties in Pakistan and the UN continues to keep a regular watch on him," Swaroop said.