On the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai assault, the United States on Thursday mentioned that it’s standing alongside India within the battle towards terrorism, and affirmed its dedication to holding the perpetrators of the assault accountable and guaranteeing justice for the victims.
On November 26, 2008, ten terrorists skilled by the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) carried out a collection of coordinated assaults towards a number of targets in Mumbai together with the Taj Mahal lodge, the Oberoi lodge, the Leopold Cafe, the Nariman (Chabad) House, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus practice station, killing 166 individuals.
“On the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, the US reaffirms its commitment to holding the perpetrators accountable and ensuring justice for the victims, including six Americans. Standing alongside our Indian partners, we remain resolute in the fight against terrorism,” the US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of state division tweeted.
In these ugly assaults, 9 terrorists have been killed and the lone survivor, Ajmal Amir Kasab, was caught and was sentenced to dying at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune in 2012. On November 11, 2012, Kasab was hanged in Yerawada Jail in Pune.
Pakistani authorities proceed to disclaim culpability and but to take motion on the a number of dossiers shared by India. A trial underway in a Pakistani anti-terrorism court docket towards seven suspects has made little headway in additional than a decade, as Pakistani officers serially query the sufficiency and legitimacy of proof towards them.
In 2018, the US introduced as much as $5 million for details about the people accountable for these assaults underneath the Rewards for Justice program.
“Key members of this heinous plot remain at large, and this investigation remains active and ongoing. This reward offer extends to any individual who bears responsibility for this act of terror,” the United States had famous.
Taking to Twitter, US State Department deputy spokesperson, Cale Brown mentioned: “November 26 marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. Through the Rewards for Justice program, we seek to ensure that all those responsible for this heinous attack face justice.”