On 26/11 terror attack anniversary, Indian Americans protest at Pakistan Consulate in NYC

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The protest on the 14th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks in front of the New York Pakistan Consulate.

The Indian American and South Asian diaspora marked the 14th anniversary of the heinous 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks by organizing protests in front of the Pakistan Consulate in New York, located at 12E, 65th Street.

Demonstrators in front of the Pakistan Consulate in New York City on Nov. 26, 2022, the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks on Mumbai in 2008. Photo: courtesy organizers.The demonstrators included Shrikant Gupta, Jagdish Sewhani, Krishna Reddy , R. Ganesh , Madhukar, Vilas , Aparna Gupta, among others. Photo: courtesy organizers

The protest started around 12 noon on November 26, 2022, and lasted for two hours, according to a press release from organizers. About 15-20 persons protested and shouted slogans against Pak-ISI-sponsored terrorism and the organized attacks by the Lashkar-e-Taiba in the financial capital of India. They called upon world powers to unite to root out terrorism. They also shouted slogans, namely, ‘Pakistan a Terrorist State’, ‘We Want Justice’, ‘Pakistan a failed state’, ‘Taking Pak out of FATF Grey List a mistake’ etcetera.

Jagdish Sewhani, president of The American India Public Affairs committee, speaking at the event is quoted saying in a press release that terrorism was not just India’s problem, but a problem for the whole world. “We all should come together and fight this menace of Terrorism,” he said, alleging that Pakistan was the epicenter of terrorism, adding, “The culprits of 26/11 are still moving freely in Pakistan, they must be brought to justice.”

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Tributes were also paid to members of India’s security forces and people who lost their lives in the attack.

Demonstrators at the Pakistani Consulate in NYC Nov. 26, 2022, with a truck that displays a picture of those alleged to have carried out the terror attack on Mumbai Nov. 26, 2008. Photo: organizers.

During the three-day siege in Mumbai, 140 Indians and 26 nationals of more than 20 other countries including 6 Americans, were killed. An estimated 300 people were wounded during the attack in which 6 members of the the Lashkar-e-Taiba group, which has been declared a terrorist organization by both India and the U.S., attacked landmarks like the Victoria Terminal, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and a Jewish synagogue, killing people in cold blood.

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