Nation remembers martyrs of 26/11 Mumbai
terror attacks on its 9th anniversary today
26 Nov. 2017
nation is remembering the martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on
its 9th anniversary today. On this day in 2008, 10 Pakistan-based
Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists carried out a series of coordinated shooting
and bombing attacks across Mumbai lasting four days. One hundred and sixty
four people, including 18 police officers and two NSG commandos, were
killed, with over 300 injured.
Various events have been organised today in the memory of the martyrs of
the attacks. Mumbai police have organised 'Salutation Ceremony' at
martyrs' memorial in Marine Lines.
Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis,
Ministers, police officials and family members of martyrs will pay homage
to those who were killed in the attack. Family members of martyrs will
also be felicitated at the Bombay Stock Exchange.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday paid tributes to the martyrs of the
26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. In a tweet, Mr Kovind said, on the ninth
anniversary of the attacks, the nation mourns with the families that lost
their dear ones and recalls with gratitude the security personnel who gave
their lives in the battle against evil. He said, on this day, India renews
the resolve to eliminate terrorism in all forms and make the country and
the world safer.