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Kasab's execution major milestone in 26/11 case, but lot more left to be done to ensure justice.

Summary: Kasab's hanging means that all 10 mercenaries involved in the 26/11 attack have now been punished.

While 26/11 Mumbai terror attacker Ajmal Amir Kasab's hanging comes as an important milestone in India's quest for justice, a lot still needs to be done before the real closure of the case is achieved. Headlines Today takes a look at the 26/11 case fact file to find out what all India has achieved in its quest for justice and what still needs to be done.

Kasab's hanging means that all 10 mercenaries involved in the 26/11 attack have now been punished.

Pakistan has been made to arrest some key 26/11 plotters and it has accepted that the country's soil was used for plotting the terror attack and training the attackers. Pakistan has also gone so far as to identify the boats and suppliers of equipments used in 26/11 operations.

However, what remains to be done is monumental compared to what has been achieved so far. India has so far failed to force Pakistan to give voice samples of 26/11 plotters.

The chief architect of the Mumbai mayhem -- Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed -- has still been roaming Pakistani streets as a free man under political patronage. The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) handlers of terrorists Major Iqbal and Major Sameer have neither been identified nor their existence accepted to by Pakistan. Even the 26/11 handlers in the Pakistani army have also gone scot-free.

Arrested by the American investigators, even David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana have not been subjected to the Indian judicial system and their interrogation remains incomplete.


Five achievements:

All 26/11 mercenaries punished

Pakistan made to arrest key 26/11 plotters

Pakistan accepts use of its soil for 26/11 plot

Pakistan concedes 26/11 training organised in the country

Pakistan identifies boats, suppliers of 26/11 equipment

Five failures:

Pakistan refuses to give voice samples of 26/11 plotters

LeT chief Hafiz Saeed still free under political patronage

Pakistan's refusal to identify or arrest Major Iqbal or Major Sameer

26/11 handlers in Pak army have gone scot-free

Headley & amp; Rana still to be subjected to Indian judicial system

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Publication:Headlines Today (New Delhi, India)
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Date:Nov 21, 2012
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