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12 years on, victims of Mumbai terrorist attacks await justice

November 26, 2020
The attacks on Nov. 26, 2008, left more than 160 dead and hundreds injured and the families of those who lost their dear and near ones in the gruesome attacks are waiting anxiously for the last 12 years for justice to be served. — Courtesy photo
The attacks on Nov. 26, 2008, left more than 160 dead and hundreds injured and the families of those who lost their dear and near ones in the gruesome attacks are waiting anxiously for the last 12 years for justice to be served. — Courtesy photo

NEW DELHI — As India marks yet another anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, New Delhi reiterates its call on Islamabad to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The attacks on Nov. 26, 2008, left more than 160 dead and hundreds injured and the families of those who lost their dear and near ones in the gruesome attacks are waiting anxiously for the last 12 years for justice to be served.

India has accused Pakistan of not being sincere in punishing the mastermind and key conspirators of the heinous terrorist attacks despite mounting international criticism.

Pakistani authorities have also been accused of deliberately omitting names of main culprits, including Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and LeT commander Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from the list of suspects to face trials in Pakistan for their involvement in Mumbai attacks.

In a recent press briefing, India’s foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said that India has repeatedly called on Pakistan to give up “obfuscation and dilatory tactics” in discharging its international obligations in the trial of Mumbai terror attacks.

Srivastava claimed that Pakistan possesses all the necessary information and evidence on the conspirators and facilitators as the attacks were planned, executed, and launched from Pakistan’s territory.

India has called the recent sentencing of Hafiz Saeed a farce and a loose attempt to project Pakistan as a responsible nation serious toward fighting the menace of terrorism in the face of growing global pressure to do more.

India said that Pakistan is continuing to provide safe harbors to other top militant leaders despite repeated denials.

Drawing the attention of the international community, India pointed out that the lack of action against top militants is in conflict with Pakistan’s assurances to world organizations, including the Financial Action Task Force. — Agencies


November 26, 2020
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