India writes to Pakistan to expedite Mumbai attacks trial

Pakistan is yet to respond to the letter Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar wrote earlier this month

News Desk September 16, 2016
Pakistan is yet to respond to the letter Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar wrote earlier this month.

India on Thursday wrote a letter to Pakistan, suggesting legal ways, to expedite the trial in the Mumbai terror attacks case.

India's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar wrote to his Pakistani counterpart last week to speed up the trial, which is pending for almost eight years.

In the letter, Jaishankar suggested several ways which Pakistan could use to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice, including cooperation through legal channels.

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"The trial in the Mumbai terror attack and Pakistan has not moved expeditiously, although it will soon be eight years since that dastardly attack took place. In order to bring the guilty to book, our foreign secretary has recently written to his Pakistani counterpart, suggesting ways in which the trial could be expedited through cooperation through the legal channel," Swarup said.

Swarup further stated that Pakistan has not yet responded to the letter Jaishankar wrote earlier this month, according to the Times of India.

The United States in May, urged Pakistan to cooperate with India to investigate the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.


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India has been pushing for swift justice against the seven suspects accused of playing a role in the Mumbai rampage which killed 166 people. India blames Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for the Mumbai attacks and its commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi of masterminding the attacks.

This article originally appeared on The Times of India.


ZAK | 5 years ago | Reply First let us know about Samjohta Express , Gujrat riots and attrocities in IOK. Than you can demand of bombay attacks trial expedition. One of the bombay attacker has already been hanged. So what more you demand. Speak with you own tongue not of others.
FAZ | 5 years ago | Reply How wrongly the times of India reports. This letter was in reply to the Pakistani letter written a year back in September 2015 asking India for sending witnesses here in Pakistan as a legal requirement. Since then the case has been pending.
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