10 Yrs Since 26/11: ‘Will Not Let Terrorists Win’, Says Trump
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while paying tribute to the victims of 26/11 Mumbai attack on Monday, 26 November, said that a zero tolerance policy should be followed towards terrorism.
Cricket icon, Sachin Tendulkar also paid tribute to victims of the terrible Mumbai terror attacks that took place a decade ago, saying “we shall stand united and tall against terror."
On 26 November 2008, 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a recognised terror outfit, carried out 12 shootings and bombings across Mumbai, in a siege that lasted four days and claimed at least 160 lives.
Most of the attacks took place at the popular spots of South Mumbai – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Oberoi Trident, Taj Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, Nariman House Jewish community centre, Metro Cinema, and in a lane behind the St Xaviers College and The Times of India building.
- Monday, 26 November, marks ten years since the deadly terrors attacks in Mumbai.
- At least 160 people were killed and more than 300 injured in the series of attacks led by LeT militants.
- The Mumbai Police Commissioner has promised that the city is safe and the police can handle any terror threat.
- Condemning the Mumbai attacks, PM Modi said in a rally that justice will be delivered to the victims.
Won't Let Terrorists Win: Trump on 26/11
US President Donald Trump tweeted that US stood with India, in the quest for justice in the Mumbai terror attack. Trump said that “we will never let terrorists win.”
"The attack killed 166 innocents, including six Americans. We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning!" he said.
The president's comments came days after he defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan for not doing enough to curb terrorism and criticised Islamabad for offering a hideout to slain al-Qaeda chief bin Laden in the garrison city of Abbottabad.
"We give Pakistan USD 1.3 billion a year... (bin Laden) lived in Pakistan, we're supporting Pakistan, we're giving them USD 1.3 billion a year -- which we don't give them anymore, by the way, I ended it because they don't do anything for us, they don't do a damn thing for us," Trump said.
Lights Turned Off in Mumbai to Mark 10 Years of 26/11 Terror
Lights were turned off at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Maharashtra Police Headquarters, and Mantralaya on the account of 10th anniversary of 26/11 terror attacks.
Piyush Goyal Calls Attack as a Challenge Posed to Humanity
Union Minister Piyush Goyal said "It was a challenge posed to humanity by the terrorists."
In his speech, Goyal said that a retaliation to such terrorist acts cannot only be political, it has to be (vikas) development.
'Surveillance in Mumbai Increased', Says Fadnavis
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that surveillance in Mumbai has been increased.
“We are on the path of truth. India has never attacked a country because it follows a path of truth. We have increased surveillance in Mumbai to thwart such dastardly acts in the future," he said.
He also said that a zero tolerance policy should be followed towards terrorism.
Amitabh Bachchan Recalls His Pledge to Never Give Shelter to Terror
Amitabh Bachchan while calling terrorism a parasite said "On this very day, at the same place last year we pledged that we would never give shelter to terror, determined that this parasite called terrorism shall never breed in our homes. Today, we want our dream to be realised, to reawaken to the power of love and of oneness."