Pakistan not honest in bringing 26/11 perpetrators to justice, says India

27 November, 2018, 08:01 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • US urges Pakistan to sanction terrorists behind Mumbai attacks

Trump took to Twitter on Monday and said the Unites States stands with the people of India in their quest for justice over the 26/11 attack.

The announcement came on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the assault, which left 166 people dead and hundreds injured after Islamist militants from Pakistan unleashed a wave of violence across India's financial capital lasting three days.

New Delhi says the attack was masterminded by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and frequently slammed Islamabad for not taking action against the man who founded the group, Hafiz Saeed.

The terrorists had entered Mumbai via the Arabian Sea and attacked the city's iconic places like Hotels Taj and Trident, Nariman House and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

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The US on Monday announced a United States dollars 5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired, aided or abetted the 2008 Mumbai attack.

He called on Pakistan to implement sanctions against those responsible and said the US was offering a new $5 million reward and was committed to seeing those responsible face justice.

"The United States is committed to seeing that those responsible for this attack face justice", said Mr Pompeo while a separate statement issued by the State Department said the USA was also "committed to working with our worldwide partners" to achieve this goal.

"We call upon all countries, particularly Pakistan, to uphold their U.N. Security Council obligations to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates", Pompeo said in a statement.

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It is one of a number of separatist groups operating in the province, which has seen a long-running nationalist insurgency. In a statement , BLA said it attacked the Chinese Embassy since Beijing was exploiting Pakistan's resources .

The rewards have not worked so far and Saeed operates openly in Pakistan, leaving the effectiveness of the latest steps open to question.

"10 years ago the people of Indian fell victim to a heinous terrorist attack in Mumbai".

France reiterated its condemnation for all forms of terrorism across the world and demanded that such crimes should not go unpunished.

Paying tribute to those who were killed during the dastardly attack, Mumbai Police tweeted a video thanking those who stood by and defended the city. Pakistan, however, continues to act at snail's pace.

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The Foreign Ministry also welcomed the statement issued today by the United States. "May their memory be a blessing".

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