New Delhi, Nov 26: External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Saturday called upon Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack to ‘speedy’ justice.
‘I once again call upon Pakistan to bring perpetrators and conspirators of this crime to speedy justice,’ Krishna said on the third anniversary of the audacious attacks by Pakistani terrorists in 2008 in which 166 people were killed.
India is still waiting for Pakistan to ‘act decisively’, he added.
‘Issues have to be resolved through a peaceful dialogue,’ Krishna said.
Ajmal Amir Kasab was the only one of the 10 Pakistani terrorists who attacked Mumbai Nov 26, 2008 to be caught alive. They attacked at prominent locations in the city.
Kasab has been found guilty of killing at least 59 people in the carnage. He has been charged with murder and waging war against the Indian state amongst other crimes.
He was sentenced to death May 6, 2010 by special judge M.L. Tahaliyani. He then appealed to the Bombay High Court, which Feb 21, 2011 upheld the death penalty following which he appealed in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court Oct 10 this year stayed the execution of the death sentence. It directed completion of pleading by Nov 30 and that the appeal be listed for final hearing Jan 31, 2012.