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India Presses Pakistan Over Mumbai Attacks On Anniversary


India's Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna stressed the need for Pakistan to tackle terrorist groups on its territory.

India's Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna stressed the need for Pakistan to tackle terrorist groups on its territory.

India has pressed Pakistan to bring the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to justice as the country marked the second anniversary of the carnage that claimed 166 lives.

Both houses of India's parliament held a minute's silence to honor the victims of the three-day assault, which saw 10 Islamist gunmen attack a host of targets in the Indian financial capital.

Police also paraded through the city showing off special antiterror vehicles, while government ministers laid wreaths in a commemoration ceremony.

Speaking in Sri Lanka, Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna stressed the need for Pakistan to tackle terrorist groups on its territory and bring the alleged masterminds from the Lashkar-e Taiba militant network to justice.

"Once again I call upon Pakistan to dismantle the terror machine operating with impunity in territories under its control and to bring all the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to speedy justice," Krishna said.

Nine of the gunmen were killed and the sole survivor, Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, was condemned to death by a Mumbai court in May. He is challenging the sentence.

Seven suspects arrested in Pakistan have been put on trial in the country, but none has been convicted.

compiled from agency reports
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