U.S. urges Pakistan to sanction terrorists behind Mumbai attacks

Minnie Murray
November 27, 2018

"I can assure Mumbaikars that the city is safe and police are capable of protecting you from any eventuality", Mumbai Police Commissioner Subodh Kumar Jaiswal said.

On the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack on Monday, the USA state department's Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program had offered a new reward of up to US$5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual who was involved in planning or facilitating the 2008 Mumbai attack.

"We call upon all countries, particularly Pakistan, to do their parts in bringing the perpetrators to justice". The Planners of 26/11 still roam streets of Pakistan with impunity.

"It is a matter of deep anguish that even after 10 years of this heinous terror attack, the families of 166 victims from 15 countries across the globe still await closure", it said.

This is the third RFJ bounty from the State Department on terrorists involved in the Mumbai attack carried out by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as it casts a wider net beyond its leaders. Extracts from an article written on this occasion by Kia Scherr, the co-founder of a charity "One Life Alliance" and a family member of United States victims in this tragedy, was also read out.

On 10th Anniversary Of 26/11 Attacks, Mumbai Police are paying Tributes.

The event among others was attended by Basant Sanghera and Jennifer Whethey, Director in the US National Security Council at the White House.

Solemn memorial services were held in the city for the victims as India marked the 10th anniversary of the attacks, in which the heavily armed gunmen stormed multiple targets.Mumbai's police paid homage to more than a dozen officers and commandos killed in the operation against the militants.Two luxury hotels held private services while a Jewish Center, which was also attacked, unveiled a new memorial to all those who died in the assault. Pakistan has shown little sincerity in bringing perpetrators to justice, the centre said.

Meanwhile, France, Israel and the United Kingdom took a similar stand, condemning the Mumbai terror attack.

Also, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar cited the official Twitter account of British Deputy High Commission in Mumbai and retweeted them saying, "Today we remember families of victims and survivors of the #MumbaiTerrorAttacks".

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