India asks Pakistan to expedite trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case

New Delhi, 26 November

India on Friday summoned a senior diplomat of the Pakistani High Commission on the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and pressed for a speedy trial in the case, saying the families of 166 victims from 15 countries were still awaiting closure. are doing.

In a note handed over to the diplomat, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) also asked Pakistan to abide by its commitment of not allowing areas under its control for terrorism against India.

The Ministry of External Affairs said, “Reiterating India’s call for a speedy trial in the Mumbai terror attack case and calling on the Government of Pakistan to abide by its commitment not to allow areas under its control to conduct terrorism against India.” The note verbal was assigned to him.” said.

It said, “It is deeply saddened that even after 13 years of this heinous terror attack, the families of 166 victims from 15 countries across the world still await closure, Pakistan is doing a lot in bringing the perpetrators to justice.” Showing less honesty.” a statement.

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

“We once again call upon the Government of Pakistan to drop double standards and bring the perpetrators of the horrific attack to justice,” the statement said.

“It is not only a matter of Pakistan’s accountability to the families of innocent victims of terrorists, but also an international obligation,” the foreign ministry said.

It said India will continue to do everything possible to get justice for the families of the “victims and martyrs” of the attack.

The Ministry of External Affairs said, “On the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the Government and the people of India remember the victims of this dastardly attack and the brave security personnel who laid down their lives to protect us.”

On 26 November 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan arrived by sea and during a 60-hour siege in Mumbai, 166 people, including 18 security personnel, were killed and several others were injured.

India and 14 other countries lost their citizens in the attack.

“Indian missions in these countries are organizing commemorative events in memory of the victims, national and foreign, reminding the world of the continuing global threat of terrorism,” the Ministry of External Affairs said.

It added that senior government representatives from host governments, family members of victims and survivors would participate in these solemn events. PTI