EAM Jaishankar pays tribute of victims of 26/11 attacks

S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs (EAM), paid respect to those who lost their lives in the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai as part of the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) two-day anti-terrorism summit, which began on Friday.

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S Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs (MEA), paid respect to those who lost their lives in the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai as part of the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) two-day anti-terrorism summit, which began on Friday.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar earlier in the day declared From the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, that “26/11 would never be forgotten,” intending a strong warning to Pakistan. On Friday, he was speaking during the inaugural meeting of the Special Meeting of the UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee. He made indirect criticism of Pakistan’s failure to hold those responsible for the 26/11 terror strikes accountable when speaking to the representatives of UNSC member states. He expressed the hope that this event would convey a message that the world community would never give up on bringing justice and punishing terrorists accountable.

Jaishankar was joined by UK foreign secretary James Cleverly, Gabon foreign minister Michael Moussa Adamo, Ghana foreign minister Shirley Ayorkar Botchwey, UAE minister of state for international cooperation Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Albanian deputy foreign minister Megi Fino and UN under-secretary general Vladimir Voronkov. At a ceremonial wreath-laying ceremony at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, which was one of the attackers’ primary targets.

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Addressing the event Jaishankar added “In the field of duty, there were 18 members of the Mumbai police force, 12 Taj hotel employees, and security were martyred. We honour their bravery and resolve as we pay them tribute at this 26/11 memorial site. We all remember that among the victims were ordinary local Mumbaikars  going about their daily lives at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, patients, medical professionals working at the Cama Hospital, visitors and employees at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, Cafe Leopold, and Oberoi Trident hotels, as well as uninvolved bystanders on the street “