Saturday, November 29, 2008

Candles of Solidarity

For the last sixty-two hours Mumbai went through a gruesome experience of a war against humanity waged by the Islamist terrorist groups. An unknown jihadi group Deccan Mujahideen is said to have claimed responsibility for the attack. Eight attacks took place in South Mumbai: at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station; at two five-star hotels: the Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point, and Taj Mahal Palace & Tower near the Gateway of India; at the Leopold Café; at the Cama Hospital; at the Orthodox Jewish-owned Nariman House; at the Metro Adlabs movie theatre; and at the Mumbai Police Headquarters. The death toll has been reported to be 195 till now with twenty-two foreigners and twenty security personnels, and the figures are expected to rise. At least 327 people are severely injured. The attack started on 9:20 pm IST on 26th November and continued till 29th November when Indian commandos killed the last fighter holed up in a five-star hotel.

People throughout India voiced their concerns over the mounting security threats and expressed their solidarity towards the people in Mumbai. In Kolkata candles have been lit to mourn for the deads and to pray for peace and well-being of the Mumbai people.


For more on the recent terror attack on Mumbai please check the following links.




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