India pays tribute to victims of 26/11 attack

India pays tribute to victims of 26/11 attack

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Four years after the dreadful terrorist attack on Mumbai by ten terrorists from Lashkar-e-Toiba, the city of Mumbai paid tribute to those who were killed in the attack on November 26, 2012. On Monday, the main commemorative program was held at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana at Chowpatty, where a memorial for 26/11 has been built.

K Sankaranarayanan, the governor of Maharashtra; chief minister Prithviraj Chauhan; home minister R R Patil; union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Shinde were among others who paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in 2008. The occasion was graced by the kin of security personnel who were killed, as well as other victims, survivors and those who took part in the anti-terror operations.

On the other hand, security has also been tightened in the city; more due to the fact that the lone survivor Ajmal Kasab was hung on November 21, 2012, at Pune’s Yerwada Jail. The Mumbai police commissioner assured people that there was no particular threat after the execution of Kasab. Mumbai has been on high alert for the past one week as well.

On November 25, 2012, a peace march was also held in the city. Commemoration programs will be held across the city all day on Monday. More than 160 people were killed and over 300 injured in the horrifying attack which lasted for over 60 hours.