26/11: Indian-Americans hold protest in front of Capitol Hill demanding justice

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New Delhi (NVI): A group of Indian-Americans along with other communities held protest in front of the Capitol Hill for the victims of the deadly 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

A truck was also included in the protest with a billboard asking for justice, outside Pakistan and Turkey’s embassies in the United States.

Furthermore, displaying anti-Pakistan banners and shouting slogans like “We want justice”, the protesters said that twelve years have passed and Pakistan is yet to take any action on those who orchestrated the attack. Instead the prime accused live freely in Pakistan.

The peaceful protest represented a cross-section of the Indian-American cultural and social organisations from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.

On November 26, 2008, Ten terrorists of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai, claiming lives of at least 166 people, including six Americans and nine terrorists, were killed and over 300 others were injured.

The main target of the attackers included Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Oberoi Trident, Nariman House and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus while having blueprints of all four sites.