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India rejects Pakistan list of 26/11 terrorists: Omits mastermind, key conspirators

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India has repeatedly called on Pakistan to give up “obfuscation and dilatory tactics” in discharging its international obligations in the trial of Mumbai terror attacks.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2020 12:05:47 am
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India on Thursday rejected Pakistan’s latest list of terrorists involved in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, saying it “glaringly omits” the mastermind and key conspirators.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India has repeatedly called on Pakistan to give up “obfuscation and dilatory tactics” in discharging its international obligations in the trial of Mumbai terror attacks.

“We have seen media reports in Pakistan about Pakistan’s Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) releasing an updated ‘book on most wanted/high profile terrorists’, listing several Pakistani nationals involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks,” he said.

“While the list includes a select few members of the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a UN designated terror entity based in Pakistan, including the crew members of the boats used to execute the 26/11 attack, it glaringly omits the mastermind and key conspirators of the heinous terror attack,” Srivastava said.

According to reports, a total of 19 terrorists were named as those involved in the attack.

“It is a fact that the 26/11 terror attack was planned, executed and launched from Pakistan’s territory. The list makes it clear that Pakistan possesses all the necessary information and evidence on the conspirators and facilitators of the Mumbai terror attack based in Pakistan,” Srivastava said.

“The government of India has repeatedly called on the government of Pakistan to give up its obfuscation and dilatory tactics in discharging its international obligations in the Mumbai terror attacks trial,” he said.

Srivastava said several other countries have also called upon Pakistan to expeditiously bring the perpetrators of the terror attacks to justice. “It is a matter of serious concern that despite its own public acknowledgement as well as the availability of all necessary evidence, including that shared by India, Pakistan is yet to show sincerity in delivering justice to the families of 166 victims from 15 countries across the globe, even as we near the 12th anniversary of 26/11 attacks,” he said.

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