Smoke emanating from Hotel Taj during attack
– Photo: Twitter @I_WRITENOTHING
Hear the news
Jaiswal said in an online remembrance event on Wednesday, ‘It is important for us, for the world, for the world, for the world, for justice and for the people responsible for that incident to be brought to justice. Pakistan should do what is necessary to punish the culprits of this heinous crime.
Significantly, ten terrorists of Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) carried out 12 terror attacks across Mumbai for four days. The attacks, which began on 26 November 2008, killed at least 166 people, including six Americans and nine terrorists, and injured more than 300 people.
The terrorists targeted Taj Mahal Hotel, Oberoi Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Nariman (Chabad) House and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station etc.
In an event organized by the American India Public Affairs Committee and the American Jewish Committee, Jaiswal described the 26/11 attacks as ‘the most terrible attack in history’. He said that terrorism is one of the biggest threats facing the world.
Israel’s acting Consul General in New York, Israel Nitzan, said his country was ‘shocked’ by the ‘barbaric terrorist attacks’ on innocent Indian nationals and foreign tourists in Mumbai in November 2008.
He stressed that the democratic values and experiences of India, America and Israel are almost the same. “The tragic consequences of this horrific attack in Mumbai have strengthened us and deepened our relationship.”
India’s Deputy Consul General Shatrughan Sinha said that 12 years after these heinous attacks, its conspirators are still roaming free. Jagdish Sawhwani, chairman of the American India Public Affairs Committee expressed confidence that the Biden administration will stand with India in the fight against terrorism and ensure that there is zero tolerance to terrorism. It is known that there was a fierce terrorist attack in Mumbai on 26 November 2008.