On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the victims of the dastardly 26/11 terror attacks, which shook the country’s commercial capital, Mumbai, in 2008….reports Asian Lite News
Indian High Commissioner to Canada Sanjay Kumar Verma led a solemn ceremony to pay tributes to victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Canada’s Foreign Policy Executive Director Patrice Cousineau, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Indian diaspora and officials participated at the event.
Taking to X, the High Commission of India in Canada stated, “High Commissioner Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma led a solemn ceremony in paying tributes to victims of 26/11 #MumbaiTerrorAttacks. Mr. Patrice Cousineau, Executive Director, @CanadaFP, members of Diplomatic Corps, Indian Diaspora and officials participated at the event. Hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi ji’s message on the occasion set the tone for the event.”
Fifteen years ago on November 26, a group of heavily armed terrorists from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba unleashed mayhem on the streets of Mumbai, spraying bullets on unarmed civilians at multiple key public installations in the city. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was named after the date in 2008.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital and the Nariman House Jewish Community Centre, now renamed Nariman Light House, were some of the places targeted by the Pakistani terrorists.
The attacks left over 166 dead, including foreigners, and over 300 injured. While one of the terrorists, Ajmal Amir Qasab, was captured alive, the others were taken out in the final stages of the siege over four days. In May 2010, Qasab was sentenced to death and was hanged in a maximum security prison in Pune, two years later.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the victims of the dastardly 26/11 terror attacks, which shook the country’s commercial capital, Mumbai, in 2008.
Addressing countrymen in the latest edition of his monthly radio broadcast, ‘Mann Ki Baat’, on Sunday, PM Modi said it was the country’s indomitable resilience and capability that helped it recover from the deep scars left by the coordinated attacks by heavy-armed terrorists from across the border in Pakistan.
“Now we are cracking down and crushing terrorism with full might and courage,” PM Modi said during his monthly radio address.
“We can never forget November 26 and the deep wounds that the attacks inflicted on us. On this day, 15 years ago, the country suffered its most heinous terror attack. The terrorists shook up not just Mumbai but the entire country and the ripples of it were also felt across the world. However, it was our inherent capability that helped us recover from the 26/11 attacks and crush terrorism with all our might,” PM Modi said.
“I pay homage to all those who lost their lives in the Mumbai attacks. The nation is and will remain eternally grateful to the bravehearts who lost their lives defending us during these attacks,” he added. (ANI)