"Those Who Planned the 26/11 Attack Must Be Punished," says S Jaishankar

India claims that prior attempts to impose sanctions on those responsible for the 26/11 terrorist attacks were unsuccessful due to "political reasons," allowing them to remain at large and plan additional cross-border attacks against the nation.

"Those Who Planned the 26/11 Attack Must Be Punished," says S Jaishankar
Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar tweeted today, on the 14th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, that "those who planned and oversaw this attack must be brought to justice."

The Foreign Minister said, sharing a brief video with images from the deadly attack that left 166 people dead and more than 300 injured, "We owe this to every victim of terrorism around the world." 

As accountable members of the international community, it is our responsibility to keep in mind their suffering and persevere in our attempts to prosecute those who commit acts of terrorism, according to Mr. Jaishankar.

A message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi concludes the message-length video, which is 1 minute, 36 seconds "Even one attack, in our opinion, is too many. One lost life is too many, even if it's just one. Thus, we won't stop working until terrorism is eradicated ". India claims that prior attempts to impose sanctions on those responsible for the 26/11 terrorist attacks were unsuccessful due to "political reasons," allowing them to remain at large and plan more cross-border attacks against the nation. 

In her remarks to the UN Security Council, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj of India stated, "Lest we forget, in November 2008, 10 terrorists entered the city of Mumbai through sea route from Pakistan, ravaging the city for 4 days, killing 166 people, including 26 foreign nationals." Since June of this year, China, a staunch ally of Pakistan, has suspended Indian requests that the Al Qaeda Sanctions regime blacklist terrorists Hafiz Saeed, Shahid Mahmood, Sajid Mir, senior Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) leader Abdul Rauf Azhar, and Abdul Rehman Makki who are based in Pakistan.

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