26/11 conspirators still roam free, unpunished: S Jaishankartext_fields
Mumbai: The top conspirators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks are still being protected as well as unpunished, undermining the collective credibility, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. He also lamented that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has "regrettably" been unable to act in banning terrorists in some cases, adding that it was because of "political considerations" of one nation, PTI reported.
Addressing a special meeting in Mumbai on 'Countering the Use of New and Emerging Technologies for Terrorist Purposes', he said, "The key conspirators and the planners of 26/11 terror attacks continue to remain protected and unpunished. This undermines the collective credibility and collective interest."
He said that the shocking attack, which happened in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai in November 2008, was not just on Mumbai but on the international community.
"In fact, this entire city was held hostage by terrorists, who had entered from across the border," he said without naming Pakistan.
He said that the attacks killed 140 Indian nationals and 26 citizens from 23 countries.
Jaishankar, Michael Moussa, Gabonese Foreign Minister and president of the UN Security Council, along with the members from the international community, also paid tributes to the victims who lost their lives in the 26/11 terror attacks.