Mumbai Attacks 2008: Will Pakistan ever be forced to act?

Mumbai Attacks 2008: It has been 14 years since the terrorists from Pakistan struck Mumbai. As India mourns those fallen to the bullets of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists during the four-day (26-29 November 2008) siege, the struggle to bring the key masterminds of the attack to justice continues without success. The unfortunate reality has been that Islamabad and its military establishment have used every means available to shield the accused terrorists. As External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar rightly stressed, “the task of bringing the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks remains “unfinished” and India will never give up on this objective.”

India has, since the outset, called out the main Lashkar conspirators, such as Hafiz Saeed, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamas Sadie, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed, Younis Anjum, and Sajad Mir for planning and executing the Mumbai attacks from Pakistan. New Delhi has shared credible evidence, including audio clips, with the international community and Islamabad. However, despite global scrutiny which did force the Pakistani establishment to initiate an inquiry in 2009, the trial of the 26/11 case in Islamabad has been at best a joke.