Mohammad Jamil India has ruled out the sharing of information with Pakistan about the 2007 Samjhota Express bombing. It is too premature to share any information with anyone at this stage, as the investigation is still on. When it is completed, we will take an appropriate decision, said an Indian government official. Meanwhile, Pakistan had summoned Acting Counsel General G.V. Srinivas to Pakistans Foreign Office in Islamabad and told him that the information on progress in the investigations should be provided by New Delhi at the earliest. However, Indias intransigence is too well known. It refuses to implement the United Nations Security Council resolutions giving Kashmiris their right to decide through a plebiscite whether to join Pakistan or India. Further, it has violated the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 by constructing dams on the western rivers. There have been many rounds of negotiations between Pakistan and India, including the stalled composite dialogue that started in 2004 with a view to resolving all disputes like the issue of Occupied Kashmir, but the latter roiled the talks under one pretext or another. While the political leadership in New Delhi often asserts about resolving all issues with Islamabad through bilateral dialogue, it is not willing to go beyond its stated position that Kashmir is an integral part of India. In the same vein, after the Mumbai attacks, India has been pushing Pakistan for a speedy trial of the suspects. However, India has itself ruled out the sharing of information with the Pakistani government about the Samjhota Express bombing, especially after Rashtriya Savak Sangh (RSS) Chief Swami Aseemanands confession about the involvement of Sangh activists in the blast. In the meantime, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said: It [India] was willing to go more than half the way to hold peace talks with the neighbour, but terrorism could 'not be shoved under the carpet. The minister, during an interaction with visiting journalists from East European countries in New Delhi, maintained: India was 'looking forward to Pakistan addressing its core concern regarding terrorism and tackling the outfits effectively. It is unfortunate that since the Mumbai tragedy, the Indian administration has continued with its propaganda blitz against Pakistan alleging its involvement in the terrorists attacks in India. Pakistan, on its part, has been incessantly demanding that India formally inform Pakistan about the Samjhota Express probe and ask the court to expedite verdict on the case against Hindutva terrorists and bring them to early justice. Right from the start, India has been officially denying any link of the Hindu extremists with the carnage resulting from the blasts. Instead, it had tried to shift the blame for the heinous crime on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). Nevertheless, India was exposed when Aseemanand confessed before a magistrate that he along with other Hindu activists was involved in the Malegon, Samjhota, Ajmer and Mecca Masjid bombings. This has indeed knocked the bottom out of the Indian Prime Ministers pretence. The Indian weekly, Tehelka magazine, stated that his confession unravelled the inner workings of the Hindutva terror network. Aseemananads statement made under Clause 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) is legally admissible evidence that makes it crucial for the investigators probing the terror bombings targeting Muslims. Aseemanand, who was arrested last year, also alleged that Indresh financed Joshi for the terror activities and provided him men to plant the bombs. He also confessed to his own role in the terror plots and how he had motivated a bunch of RSS pracharaks (volunteers) and other Hindu radicals to carry out terror strikes at Malegaon, Hyderabad and Ajmer Sharif. Terming it as Sanghi terrorism, Congress Spokesman Shakeel Ahmed has said: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders should make their position clear in the wake of the latest revelations about the involvement of an RSS activist in terror activities. He added: The government should take strict action against people involved in terror and those who are supporting them. Noting the charges about the involvement of people with RSS links in terror activities, he said: It is compromising Indias anti-terror position vis--vis Pakistan. Likewise, a report in India Today, last August, made a reference to the official admission by an Indian investigating agency that Samjhota Express and the Jamia Masjid of Delhi were on the hit list of Hindutva terrorists, who were also involved in the attacks on Ajmer Sharif, Malegaon and Mecca Masjid. The Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) 806-page charge sheet on the Ajmer blasts had stated that the module behind these three targets had sinister plans to target Samjhota and Jamia Masjid. Moreover, it has to be mentioned that Hemant Karkare, the head of the Mumbai ATS, was assassinated by Indian commandos in the garb of fighting terrorists during the Mumbai attacks. His wife told the press that it was target killing, and that her husbands bullet-proof jacket was defective that had been replaced maliciously. At the same time, many in India have been demanding thorough investigation to unearth the culprits behind the Malegaon blasts and also the linkage between army officers and Hindu extremist organisations. Putting an end to all speculations, the anti-terror branch of Mumbai police had said that the armys RDX was used and not supplied from across the border, which vindicated Pakistans position. So, there is now substantial evidence that Purohit procured 60 kg of RDX from Occupied Kashmir in 2006, a part of which was used in the trains explosion and Malegaon blasts. Also, the Maharashtra police had told the court that Purohit gave a part of the RDX to Bhagwan, who was suspected to have used it in the Samjhota blast. Whereas, America and the West are pressurising Pakistan to cooperate with India and bring the masterminds behind the Mumbai attacks to justice, they do not consider it worthwhile to tell India to bring those involved in the Samjhota Express and other bombings to justice. More so, it is matter of routine for the Indian administration that on every bomb blast or act of terrorism in India, the finger of accusation is pointed at Pakistan and the Muslim organisations on its soil. Hundreds of innocent boys are picked up and kept under illegal detention. In addition to torture, arrests and harassment of their families, the victims are pressurised into signing blank papers. In 2007, Indian agencies had accused Harkat-ul-Jehad-i-Islami activist alias Bilal of being involved in the Samjhota blast when two coaches were completely gutted. India often names Muslim organisations that in fact do not exist. Now on the demand of Human Rights Watch and other non-governmental organisations, the Indian government acknowledged that Hindu extremists were behind the terrorists activities. In this age of information technology and media explosion, India cannot hide the link between the army and its Hindu extremist organisations. The writer is a freelance columnist.