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Mumbai attacks perpetrators are still roaming freely in Pakistan, says Javed Akhtar in Lahore Javed Akhtar
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Mumbai attacks perpetrators are still roaming freely in Pakistan, says Javed Akhtar in Lahore

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Feb 2023, 03:51 pm

Lahore: Popular Indian lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar slammed Pakistan during his recent visit to the neighbouring nation over the issue of terrorism and said the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks are still roaming freely.

While attending an event in Lahore, Akhtar was quoted as saying in a video that has gone viral: "We saw how Mumbai was attacked."

"They (the perpetrators) are still roaming freely in your country," he said.

He pointed out that Pakistan never hosted a mega event for Lata Mangeshkar while India organized major concerts of artists Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Mehdi Hasan.

“We hosted several big events for Nusrat and Mehdi Hasan but no performance of Lata Mangeshkar was ever organized in your nation,” he said.

Mumbai Attacks:

The 2008 Mumbai attacks were twelve coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai by members of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 and lasted until Saturday, Nov 29, 2008, killing 164 people and wounding at least 308.

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