Two members of the European Parliament, on eve of the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 attack, have written to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asking him what action has been taken against terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba.
It was the LeT that orchestrated the terror attack on Mumbai in 2008. As per the EU Chronicle, the MPs asked, “What action has, and is, Pakistan taking against terrorist groups operating within the country in general?” The letters were written by Ryszard Czarnecki of Poland and Fulvio Martusciello of Italy.
At least 166 people including foreigners were killed and 300 injured in the incident that lasted for four days. Nine terrorists were killed in the attack, while the lone survivor Ajmal Amir Kasab was sentenced to death. He was hanged on November 11, 2012, at Yerawada Jail in Pune.
The MPs in the letter wrote, “It is important to condemn these violent acts.”
In the letter to Khan, Czarnecki and Martusciello wrote, “On 26 November 2008, an extremist terrorist organisation, Lashkar-e-Taiba, based in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the Mumbai bombings in which 166 innocent people were murdered, nine attackers killed, and more than 300 individuals sustained injuries.”
“Subsequent documented evidence from United States intelligence reports, from India’s intelligence services including DNA, photographs and identification of the origins of the attackers; and an admission by Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s of the country’s involvement in the crimes; highlight the engagement of accomplishes in Pakistan. However, to date, the senior coordinators and promoters who orchestrated the attacks remain at large,” the letter went on to read.
The US, a long-term ally of India, said that it is with India in fighting against terrorism and affirmed that it will hold those responsible for the attacks responsible.
“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 department tweeted.