NEW DELHI — India has been urging Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai's 26/11 attacks to justice, with little success. Ajit Doval, the national security advisor, has said that he would have tried again in August if the talks had not been cancelled.
Indian authorities have said that Hafiz Sayeed, the head of terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), was one of the masterminds of the attacks. He roams freely in Pakistan, and Doval had planned to point out that investigations there have been shoddy, reports the Times of India. Both Ajmal Kasab and Abu Jundal, the captured terrorists who killed 168 people during the attacks, have told the police that Sayeed was one of the people who gave them instructions on how to go about creating mayhem in Mumbai.
Apart from Sayeed, his close confidant Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a top leader in LeT, is also free now after posting bail. The Indian government has said that Pakistani investigators did not file a robust case against him which might have prevented bail.
Doval also planned to raise the issue of two Pakistani army officers, who were also involved in the 26/11 conspiracy. Their identity or involvement was never investigated by Pakistan.
Talks between the national security advisors of both countries was cancelled after India raised objections over two points: Pakistan representative Sartaj Aziz meeting hardline leaders of the Hurriyat Conference, and insisting that the disputed region of Kashmir be included in the talks.
India and Pakistan both claim parts of Jammu & Kashmir as their own, and have fought two wars over the territory since independence in 1947.