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Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus which was a target during the 26/11 terror in 2008 | Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI

26/11: A decade on, Mumbai still grapples with underlying fear, masterminds roam free

10 years since 26/11, ThePrint looks at where the key stakeholders — the masterminds, the blast sites, and the people of Mumbai — stand now.
26/11

Was Ajmal Kasab’s hanging enough or can government do more to get 26/11 Pakistani masterminds?

Ten years ago, 10 armed Pakistani militants entered Mumbai through the sea and attacked various high-profile locations, killing 166 people in one of the worst terror strikes in the country. Only one of the 10, Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive and hanged to death after a trial. The Print asks: Was Ajmal Kasab's hanging enough or can government do more to get 26/11 Pakistani masterminds? The lessons we should’ve learnt after 26/11 but didn't is extremely disappointing Rakesh Sood Former Diplomat Kasab’s hanging couldn’t have acted as a spur to persuade Pakistan to address our concerns regarding action against the perpetrators. The execution was not motivated by that desire, either. Kasab was captured and he confessed; the trial took place and eventually led to his execution. I don’t think there was any political message that the hanging will get Pakistan to change its attitude. We have two options. India could try exerting pressure on Pakistan,...
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The exact moment when Ajmal Kasab was caught at Marine Drive

A lone Skoda car sped up through the Marine Drive at 12:40 am on 27 November, 2008. A Mumbai Police sub-inspector stepped forward and whistled.
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Kasab grinned as he fired at commuters, 26/11 witness remembers

Vishnu Zende, then a railways announcer, ended up saving the lives of hundreds at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus that fateful night.
Lawyers have boycotted the accused in many crimes but that violates the rights of the accused and the victim

Lawyers boycotting accused in heinous crimes violate the rights of the victim as well

For the rule of law to be upheld, it is essential that the right to counsel is zealously protected.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?