Expedite trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case: India to Pak

India summoned a senior Pakistani High Commission diplomat on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks anniversary and reiterated its call for an expeditious trial in the terror case.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in a statement issued on November 26, said a note verbale was handed over to the senior diplomat calling on the Government of Pakistan to abide by its commitment to not allow territories under its control for terrorism against India.

On the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the Indian Government and its people somberly remember the victims of this dastardly attack and the valiant security personnel who laid down their lives to protect the people.

"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," the MEA statement read.

The MEA said that the 26/11 terrorist attack was planned, executed and launched from Pakistani territory. The former Prime Minister of Pakistan had gone on record and admitted that the terrorists were sent from Pakistan's soil, it added.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 26 remembered the brave hearts who countered the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and the ones who lost their lives.

Addressing the event on Constitution Day in the Central Hall of the Parliament, the Prime Minister said, "While we are commemorating '13 years' today, we must not forget the brave hearts who countered the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and the ones who lost their lives" He further said that the brave soldiers of the country sacrificed their lives while fighting terrorists.

"Today I bow to those sacrifices too," said PM Modi.

(ANI)

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