December3 , 2021

“Give Up Double Standards”: India Summons Pak Diplomat Over 26/11 Trial



Today is thirteenth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist assaults (File)

New Delhi:

India can’t overlook the injuries of the Mumbai terror assaults, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Friday on the thirteenth anniversary of the dastardly strike whilst a senior diplomat of the Pakistani High Commission was summoned to convey that Islamabad should guarantee expeditious trial within the case.

In a be aware verbale handed over to the diplomat, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) additionally requested Pakistan to abide by its dedication to not permit territories underneath its management for terrorism in opposition to India.

In a video message launched by the MEA on the 26/11 assaults anniversary, PM Modi, paying homage to the victims, stated immediately’s India is combating terrorism with a “new policy and new ways”.

“I pay homage to all those who died in the Mumbai attack. Many brave police personnel were also martyred in the strike. I also pay homage to them. India cannot forget the wounds of the Mumbai attack. Today’s India is combating terrorism with a new policy and new ways,” the prime minister stated.

In a press release, the MEA stated a be aware verbale reiterating India’s name for an expeditious trial within the Mumbai terror assault case, and calling on Pakistan to abide by its dedication to not permit territories underneath its management for terrorism in opposition to India was handed over to the Pakistani diplomat.

“It is a matter of deep anguish that even after 13 years of this heinous terror attack, the families of 166 victims from 15 countries across the globe still await closure, with Pakistan showing little sincerity in bringing the perpetrators to justice,” it stated in a press release.

The MEA asserted that the fear assault was deliberate, executed and launched from Pakistani territory.

“We once again call on the government of Pakistan to give up double standards and to expeditiously bring the perpetrators of the horrific attack to justice,” it stated.

“This is not just a matter of Pakistan’s accountability to the families of the innocent victims who fell to terrorists, but also an international obligation,” the MEA stated.

It stated India will proceed to make each effort to hunt justice for the households of the “victims and the martyrs” of the assault.

“On the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the government and people of India somberly remember the victims of this dastardly attack and the valiant security personnel who laid down their lives to protect ours,” the MEA stated.

On November 26, 2008, a bunch of 10 Pakistani terrorists went right into a rampage, finishing up a coordinated assault on a railway station, two luxurious resorts and a Jewish centre, after they sneaked into India’s monetary capital utilizing the ocean route within the Arabian sea.

As many as 166 folks had been killed within the practically 60-hour assault that despatched shockwave throughout the nation and even introduced India and Pakistan to the brink of a struggle.

In November 2012, Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunman among the many Pakistani group, was hanged to demise in Yerawada Jail in Pune.

India has been urgent Pakistan to punish these concerned within the dastardly assault however the trial of the accused within the assault made little headway thus far.

India and 14 different nations misplaced their nationals within the assault.

“Indian Missions in these countries are organising memorial events remembering the victims, both national and foreign, reminding the world of the continuing global threat of terrorism,” the MEA stated.

“Senior government representatives from the host governments, family members of victims and survivors will be participating in these solemn events,” it stated.

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted that the world stands united in remembering the victims of the 26/11 and searching for justice.

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