Washington: US State Secretary Antony Blinken remembered the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai attack of 2008, including six Americans, and said it is long overdue for the perpetrators to face justice.
“Thirteen years have passed since the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai. On today’s anniversary, we remember the victims, including six Americans, and the resiliency of Mumbaikars. It is long overdue for the perpetrators to face justice,” Blinken tweeted.
Posting an image of the front dome of Taj Mahal Palace hotel encapsulated with a large plume of smoke, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday tweeted a reminder — “Never forget”.
Ten terrorists from Pakistan stormed into Mumbai on November 26, 2008, by the sea route and opened fire indiscriminately at multiple places, killing 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores.
The Ministry of External Affairs, on the occasion, called on Pakistan to ensure an expeditious trial in the case. The ministry summoned a senior diplomat from the Pakistan High Commission and handed over a Note Verbale, a form of diplomatic communication, to the official.
“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 Ministry said in a press release.