The Indian diaspora is planning to hold a protest at the Pakistani Consulate in New York to highlight the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai. In one of India’s worst terror attacks, the attackers held Mumbai hostage for four days, killing 166 and injuring 300 people.
The 26/11 terror attacks were carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), whose chief Hafiz Saeed has been designated a global terrorist by the UN. Saeed moves around freely in Pakistan under the protection of its army.
“Perpetrators, facilitators & financiers continue to walk free, enjoy state support, most egregious example we know is 2008 Mumbai terror attack”, says EAM Jaishankar at No Money For Terror meet in Delhi pic.twitter.com/61uAip28gs
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) November 19, 2022
Sindhi nationalist, Zafar Sahito of the Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM) says that Pakistan shelters and promotes terror leaders like LeT chief Hafiz Saeed in a bid to blackmail and terrorise other countries. He adds that Pakistan accords terrorists a lot of dignity and provides them high levels of security.
Indian groups in London too plan to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks. The protests also underline the fact that justice has not been given to the families of hundreds of people killed by Pakistan-trained terrorists.
I have concerns!
Attack on #India #Mumbai on 26/11 when 166 innocent people were killed was not a simple act of terrorism but an engineered plan carried out by Pakistani state, state agencies & their hired Islamist terrorist organizations. Punjab dominated Pakistan used …1/3 pic.twitter.com/zKKIFwKU4U
— Zafar Sahito (@widhyarthi) November 24, 2022
Fourteen years back, ten LeT terrorists from Karachi in Pakistan reached India’s financial powerhouse Mumbai and launched gun and grenade attacks on the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Chhatrapati Shivaji rail terminus, the Chabad House, Cama hospital, Leopold Cafe and Nariman House business.
Indian security forces killed nine Pakistani terrorists and were able to apprehend Ajmal Kasab alive. He spilled the beans on the attack and nailed Pakistan’s involvement.
— 🇮🇱 Israel in Mumbai (@israelinMumbai) November 25, 2022
The Indian government has been mounting pressure through international institutions to prosecute terror leaders with their base in Pakistan.
India doggedly pursued the case with Pakistan and provided a mountain of evidence in the form of interrogations, weapons and records of conversations during the attack. In April 2011, the US agreed that Pakistanis had a role in the Mumbai terror attacks and issued arrest warrants for four Pakistanis believed to be members of the LeT for helping plan the attack and train the attackers.