Web Only
December 18, 2014

Pakistanis stand with India after bail granted to alleged Mumbai attack mastermind

Twitter users trend #PakWithIndiaNoToLakhviBail to oppose court decision on Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

People walk outside the Taj Mahal hotel, which was one of the targets of the 2008 terror attacks by a small Pakistani armed group in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP PHOTO/RAFIQ MAQBOOL)

After a Pakistani court granted bail to an alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, many Pakistanis took to Twitter to support India, which they often see as their rival.

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, of the Pakistani armed group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is accused of plotting the attack in India's largest city that left 166 people dead. He was arrested in Pakistan in 2009. On Thursday, he was granted bail "against a surety amount of one million rupees ($10,000)".

#PakWithIndiaNoToLakhviBail trended in Pakistan as Twitter users joined Indians in criticising the court's decision.