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Suchitra Vijayan is a writer, lawyer and a political theorist. She studied Law, Political Science and International relations, and was trained as a Barrister-at-Law. She previously worked for the UN war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia and Rwanda. She co-founded and was the Legal Director of Resettlement Legal Aid Project, Cairo that gives legal aid for Iraqi Refugees. As a graduate student at Yale, she spent two years researching and documenting stories along the contentious Durand Line. She was embedded with the ISAF forces – 172 infantry brigade, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan conducting research on key kinetic terrains in the Afghanistan-Pakistan

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On 26 November 2008, one of India’s busiest cities, Mumbai, was attacked by ten armed men which lasted until 29 November, killing 164 people and injuring more than 300 people. Indian government claimed that the armed men came from Karachi, Pakistan and the attack was planned by the Laskhar-e-Toiba – a Pakistan based group. One of the attackers, Ajmal Kasab, was arrested alive and later hanged in 2012. According to India, Kasab confirmed the role of LeT in the attack. But what happened before the attack and during the attack in the corridors of the Indian government was behind the