Ten years ago, the Indian financial capital Mumbai, saw its worst terror attack in the city’s history, and perhaps the country’s history. The attack carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives from Pakistan went on for four days, starting on 26 November, and leftover 160 people dead.
One of the terrorists, Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive and revealed in subsequent investigations how the LeT planned, organised and executed the deadly act. Ten men had arrived from Pakistan via sea, disembarking from Karachi city, and landing on a beach in Mumbai.
The Indian authorities hanged Kasab, the lone survivor of the attack in 2012. The Americans also caught another person involved in the attacks, David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani-origin American, who confessed that he had done reconnaissance missions in Mumbai prior to the attacks, and had shared this information with those organising the attacks. Headley is currently serving a 35-year sentence in an American prison.
While the Indians and Americans have been able to punish the perpetrators, Pakistan– which serves as the headquarters for terrorist group LeT– has done very little to punish those involved, despite international and domestic pressure.