Trump: Stands with People of India in their quest for justice

Donald Trump says US stands with India, 'will never let terrorists win'.

Trump on Monday said his country “stands with the people of India in their quest for justice”, referring to the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which killed 166 people.

“On the ten-year anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack, the US stands with the people of India in their quest for justice,” Trump tweeted. “The attack killed 166 innocents, including six Americans. We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning!”

Kia Scherr, a woman who said her husband and 13-year-old daughter were among those killed in the attack, thanked the president. “May this day serve to remind us that love overpowers hate,” she said.

“This is the strength no bullet can kill. This is our true power. Thank you.”

Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had announced a reward of up to $5 million (around Rs 35.2 crore) for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual involved in planning or abetting the Mumbai terror attacks.

This is the third reward offer set out by the programme, said the State Department. In April 2012, it had announced rewards for information about Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and senior leader Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki.

Meanwhile, Nathan Sales, the US State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism, said at an event at the Indian embassy in Washington DC that Pakistan must bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice, reported. “We call upon all countries, particularly Pakistan, to do their parts in bringing the perpetrators to justice,” he said.

“All countries must uphold their international obligations to take action against this United Nations-sanctioned terrorist group [Lashkar-e-Taiba] and its leaders.”

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