chapter  5
The After Effect
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The National Security Guard (NSG) ended the Mumbai attacks after three days of bloody battle with the attackers. During this time a handful of terrorists tested the combined might of an entire nation. The attacks had left traumatizing effect on the psyche of all Indians. What happened after the attacks and how did each state organ function during and after the attacks? To get an overview of the post-attacks developments, it is necessary to build up the chronology of the entire crime. The post-attacks trial and public discourse has exposed the crumbling structure of India’s legislature, executive and judiciary. Very basic questions, like who was behind the actual planning of the attacks, remained unanswered. By using the government reports, classifi ed documents and other information available in the public domain, let us try to ascertain the culpability of the real big fi shes behind the crime.