June 10, 2010
A War of Assassinations
Rafia Zakaria, Dawn
Imagine if in the follow-up to the Mumbai attacks, the Indian government had credible intelligence that the perpetrator was hiding somewhere in a remote area of Pakistan.
Could the Indian government use covert force to conduct a targeted killing of this suspect inside Pakistani territory? It is this thorny question that the United Nations Special Representative Philip Alston attempts to address in the UN’s latest report on the legality of targeted killings.
TAGGED: Indian government, Mumbai, Pakistan