At the 14th anniversary of the Mumbai attacks of 26/11, leaders pay tribute to the victims of terrorism

On the 14th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, President Droupadi Murmu paid tribute to those who lost their lives due to terrorism in 2008.

In remembrance of the victims, the Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, stated on Twitter, “Terrorism is a threat to humanity.”. The world joins India in remembering those who have lost their lives on 26/11. This attack must be brought to justice by those who planned and oversaw it. Every victim of terrorism throughout the world is entitled to this.

As part of a video released by the minister, he recalled the 140 Indian nationals and 26 citizens from other countries who lost their lives in the disaster. “India will not compromise when it comes to terrorism,” he emphasized.

The Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, paid floral tributes on Saturday to those martyrs who lost their lives while fighting terrorists that had attacked the metropolis on this date 14 years ago. There were several members of the public present paid tribute at the martyrs’ memorial located in south Mumbai, which was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, minister Deepak Kesarkar, Chief Secretary Manu Kumar Srivastava, state Director General of Police (DGP) Rajnish Seth, Mumbai Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar and others.

Also paying tribute to the martyrs were family members of the policemen who lost their lives during the November 2008 attacks.

The Taj Mahal Palace was among the luxury hotels attacked on this day in 2008 by armed militants – a hospital, railway station, restaurant, Jewish center and two luxury hotels, including one at the Taj Mahal Palace. There have been at least 166 deaths and more than 300 injuries as a result of the attacks.

In the course of more than 60 hours, four heavily armed militants held the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel hostage. Indian commandos announced that all militants had been removed from the Taj on November 29, 2008.

As a result of the attack, the then head of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the Additional Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Ashok Kamte, and Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar perished.

It was only Ajmal Kasab who was captured alive among the terrorists. A year later, on November 21, 2012, he was executed by hanging.

A condolence message was also sent to the deceased’s family by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

A tweet from the Congress party expressed the party’s condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the ghastly Mumbai terror attacks of 26th November 2008. The Government of India has always taken a strong stand against terrorism, and we pledge to continue to combat all forms of terrorism.”

(With inputs from PTI)


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