“Even after 13 years”: India summons Pak diplomat over delay in justice for 11/26 victims, India News News


On the 13th anniversary of the vile terrorist attacks of 11/26 in Mumbai, India summoned a senior diplomat from the Pakistani high commission and called on Islamabad to ensure a speedy trial in the case.

About 166 people, including 25 foreigners, died in the attack carried out by 10 Pakistani militants associated with the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba terrorist group between November 26 and 29.

In a note verbale delivered to the diplomat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) also called on Pakistan to respect its commitment not to allow the territories under its control to commit acts of terrorism against India.

“It is a matter of deep anguish that even after 13 years of this heinous terrorist attack, the families of 166 victims from 15 countries around the world are still awaiting the closure, with Pakistan showing little sincerity in bringing the perpetrators into action. justice, ”he said in a statement.

The MEA claimed that the terrorist attack was planned, executed and launched from Pakistani territory.

“We once again call on the Pakistani government to abandon double standards and quickly bring to justice the perpetrators of this horrific attack,” he said.

“It is not only a question of Pakistan’s responsibility towards the families of the innocent victims who fell into the hands of the terrorists, but also an international obligation,” added the MEA.

He said India would continue to do everything possible to obtain justice for the families of the “victims and martyrs” of the attack.

“On the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 11/26 in Mumbai, the government and people of India gloomily remember the victims of this vile attack and the valiant security personnel who sacrificed their lives to protect ours,” the MEA said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the victims, saying India cannot forget the wounds of the Mumbai bombing.

“I pay tribute to all those who died in the Bombay bombing. Many courageous police officers were also martyred during the strike. I also pay tribute to them. India cannot forget the wounds of the Bombay bombing. India today is fighting terrorism with a new policy and new methods, ”said the Prime Minister.

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World leaders also paid tribute to the victims who lost their lives in the 11/26 terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

US Secretary Antony Blinken recalled victims, including six Americans, said it was high time the perpetrators were brought to justice

“Thirteen years have passed since the terrorist attack of 11/26 in Mumbai. On today’s anniversary, we remember the victims, including six Americans, and the resilience of the Mumbaikars. It is high time that the culprits were brought to justice, ”he tweeted.

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Israel’s Ambassador to India Naor Gilon paid tribute on Friday to those who lost their lives 13 years ago.

“Today India and Israel join in the commemoration of the terrible terrorist attack that took place 13 years ago in Mumbai, which targeted Indians, Israeli Jews and international peoples alike. There are several commemoration ceremonies between India and Israel. We are united in mourning the terrorist attack and fighting terrorism, ”Gilon said in a statement.

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France also paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack.

French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain tweeted: “France honors the memory of the victims of these vile attacks. France and India are united and determined against terrorism in all its forms.

(With contributions from agencies)



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