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India tells Pakistan to speed 26/11 trial

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A file photo of 26/11 Attacks on Mumbai. Ten heavily armed Pakistani terrorists had landed undetected in Mumbai's Badhwar Park in Colaba from the sea Nov 26, 2008, and laid siege to several key locations, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Taj Mahal Hotel, Chabad House and Leopold Cafe. FILE PHOTO

A file photo of 26/11 Attacks on Mumbai. Ten heavily armed Pakistani terrorists had landed undetected in Mumbai's Badhwar Park in Colaba from the sea Nov 26, 2008, and laid siege to several key locations, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Taj Mahal Hotel, Chabad House and Leopold Cafe. FILE PHOTO
A file photo of 26/11 Attacks on Mumbai. Ten heavily armed Pakistani terrorists had landed undetected in Mumbai’s Badhwar Park in Colaba from the sea Nov 26, 2008, and laid siege to several key locations, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Taj Mahal Hotel, Chabad House and Leopold Cafe. FILE PHOTO

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the trial of those responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack is progressing “very slowly” in Pakistan and should be expedited on a priority basis.

“Heartfelt tributes to people who lost their lives in Mumbai terror attack of 2008. The perpetrators of Mumbai attack are yet to be punished,” he said in a tweet.

“The trial of those responsible for Mumbai attack is progressing very slowly in Pakistan. The process should be expedited on a priority basis.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday recalled the horror of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack at the Saarc Summit and stressed on the need to combat “terrorism and trans-national crimes”.

“Today, as we remember the horror of the terror attack in Mumbai in 2008, we feel the endless pain of lost lives,” said Modi said at the opening of the two-day Saarc Summit here.

“Let us work together to fulfil the pledge we have taken to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes,” he said.

Modi said there was a new awakening in south Asia, “a new recognition of inter-linked destinies and a new belief in shared opportunities”.

“When we join our hands and walk in step, the path becomes easier, the journey quicker and the destination closer… Let us turn south Asia of flowering hope into a rich field of peace and prosperity,” he added.

As many as 166 people were killed in the Nov 26-28 Mumbai terror attack in which 10 gunmen from Pakistan sneaked into India and let loose a reign of terror.

Rajnath Singh also paid homage to the brave security personnel, who “sacrificed their lives while fighting against the Mumbai attackers”.

As many as 166 people were killed in the Nov 26-28 Mumbai terror attack, in which 10 gunmen from Pakistan sneaked into India and let loose a reign of terror.