26/11 Trial Delayed by Lawyers Strike in Pak

Following a strike by lawyers in protest against militant attack near Pakistan’s military headquarters, a trial of seven Pakistani suspects in last year’s Mumbai terror attacks got delayed.

On Friday, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque and two other militants opened fire on worshippers in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing at least 40 people.

It may be mentioned that India has been mounting pressure on Pakistan for speeding up justice against the seven suspects in 26/11 attacks.

New Delhi holds Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) responsible for attacks and has frozen talks with Islamabad, saying that it must first act against militants operating from its soil.

Last month, defence counsel for one of the seven suspected Lashkar operatives told media that the trial would begin on December 12.

“There was no proceeding today because of the strike by lawyers in Rawalpindi so that’s why now it was fixed for next Saturday,” lawyer Shahbaz Rajput said.

He said that the trial was also delayed because the judge was out of town.

A Pakistani court indicted the men on terror charges in connection with the Mumbai attacks.

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