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01/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

India-Pakistan Relations Stable

Siddharth Varadarajan talks with TRN Senior Editor, Paul Jay about the recent violence in Mumbai

With the violence in Mumbai at an end, and the city beginning to return to normal, the question of response is moving to the front of the conversation. Siddharth Varadarajan believes that there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the attackers were from an Islamic fundamentalist group based in Pakistan known as Lashkar-e-Toiba, which means Army of the Righteous.

Siddharth, drawing on a previous interview he conducted with the leader of that group, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, believes that the group is after more than Kashmir, but would like to see numerous other Indian states with significant Muslim populations ruled according to the group's interpretation of Sharia law.

Siddharth Varadarajan is the Deputy Editor of the Hindu, one of India's leading English-language newspapers. He is an accomplished journalist and academic. He is a former professor at New York University and editorial page writer for the Times of India.

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