On the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, thousands of people in Nepal took to the streets to protest against state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan.
With banners in their hands, people staged demonstrations across the country, and roadblocks were also held in several parts of the country.
“I want to pay tribute to those people who lost their lives in the attacks. These kinds of terrorist attacks should not happen anywhere in the world,” said one of the protesters.
On November 26, 2008, 10 terrorists trained by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) carried out a series of coordinated attacks against multiple targets in Mumbai including the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Oberoi Hotel, the Leopold Cafe, the Nariman (Chabad) House, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station, killing 166 people.
In these attacks, nine terrorists were killed and the lone survivor, Ajmal Amir Kasab, was caught and was sentenced to death at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune in 2012. On November 11, 2012, Kasab was hanged in Yerawada Jail in Pune.
Pakistani authorities continue to deny culpability and are yet to take action on the multiple dossiers shared by India.
A Lahore anti-terrorism court recently sentenced Hafiz Saeed to 10-year imprisonment in two terror-financing cases, yet according to sources, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials are treating Saeed as a VIP.