Ahead of India’s 26/11 terror attack anniversary, Israel declares Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba as ‘terror organisation’
To symbolise the marking of the 15th year of commemoration of the Mumbai terror attacks, the state of Israel has listed LeT as a Terror Organisation, its embassy said in a statement in New Delhi.
An Indian soldier takes position outside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel following an armed siege on November 29, 2008, in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
ISRAEL on Tuesday (21) listed Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as a ‘terror organisation’. The move comes ahead of the 15th year anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai that killed over 160 people, including a number of Israeli nationals.
“To symbolise the marking of the 15th year of commemoration of the Mumbai terror attacks, the state of Israel has listed Lashkar-e-Taiba as a Terror Organisation,” the Israeli embassy said in a statement in New Delhi.
“Despite not being requested by the Government of India to do so, the state of Israel has formally completed all necessary procedures and has satisfied all required checks and regulations to the result of introducing Lashkar-e-Taiba into the Israeli list of illegal terror organisations,” the statement said.
Ten Pakistani terrorists entered south Mumbai areas through sea route, attacked a number of places, including a Chabad House, a Jewish centre, and indiscriminately killed 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and a number of Israelis on November 26, 2008. The mayhem across the city had continued for four days and one terrorist, Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive. He was hanged in 2012.
“Lashkar-e-Taiba is a deadly and reprehensible terror organization, responsible for the murder of hundreds of Indian civilians as well as others. Its heinous actions on November 26, 2008 still reverberate in force, through all peace seeking nations and societies,” the statement added.
(With PTI inputs)