Fourteen years after the brutal 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, the country mourns the loss of the victims of terror. Top leaders today paid their tributes to those who lost their lives and remembered the sacrifices made by some to save lives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes for those who lost their lives. “Today, I remember those who lost lives in 26/11 attack," PM Modi said at an event marking the Constitution Day adding that “When India was celebrating the joy of its Constitution, biggest terror attack took place."
Today is also the anniversary of #MumbaiTerrorAttack. 14 yrs back, when India was celebrating its Constitution & citizens’ rights, enemies of humanity carried out biggest terror attack on India. I pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack: PM on #ConstitutionDay2022 pic.twitter.com/VfTMEMXccg— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2022
President Droupadi Murmu paid her tributes to the victims of terror. “On the anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the nation remembers with gratitude all those we lost. We share the enduring pain of their loved ones and families. Nation pays homage to the security personnel who fought valiantly and made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty,” the President tweeted.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted calling for justice. “Terrorism threatens humanity. Today, on 26/11, the world joins India in remembering its victims. Those who planned and oversaw this attack must be brought to justice,” Jaishankar tweeted.
Terrorism threatens humanity.Today, on 26/11, the world joins India in remembering its victims. Those who planned and oversaw this attack must be brought to justice.
We owe this to every victim of terrorism around the world. pic.twitter.com/eAQsVQOWFe
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) November 26, 2022
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted in Hindi, “I pay my heartfelt tributes to those who lost their lives in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and remember and salute our brave security personnel who made the supreme sacrifice fighting the terrorists. Today gives a message to the whole world to fight unitedly against terrorism.”
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “On the anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai, I salute the memory of all those who lost their lives in this incident. My heartfelt tributes to the security personnel who sacrificed their lives while fighting this attack. This country has not forgotten the incident of 26/11, nor will it ever forget.”
The horrific series of terror attack in Mumbai on 26.11.2008 cannot be forgotten.All perpetrators of this crime should face the law and be punished.
Remembering all those who lost their lives. Those who survived carry a trauma.India shall never forget.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) November 26, 2022
The US Embassy in India tweeted to honor the ‘memory of those we have lost, and the courage displayed by Mumbaikars.’
On the 14th anniversary of Mumbai terrorist attacks, we honor the memory of those we have lost, and the courage displayed by Mumbaikars. The U.S. stands united with India in our commitment to combat terrorism and avert future attacks across the world. pic.twitter.com/AT2QmXZp96— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) November 26, 2022
Israel Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon said, “We’re commemorating 14 yrs of horrendous terror attacks in Mumbai. Israel is with India, both countries are victims of terror. We’ve to unite together. We appreciate India convened 2 int’l conferences on combating terror & its financing."
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “On the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, I pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in this attack. Tribute to the sacrifice of all those martyred security personnel who bravely protected the country. This day gives a message to the whole world to fight against terrorism."
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the 26/11 terror attack was “a wound that will never heal," and his government was committed to ensure that such an incident never takes place again. There were intelligence inputs but the then government could not act on it to prevent the attack, said the BJP leader who is also the state’s home minister.
The cowardly terror attack in Mumbai on this day 14 years ago snuffed out several innocent lives.Remembering all those who lost their lives in the dastardly terror attack & sheer valour of our security forces who saved countless lives.
Nation is indebted to their sacrifice.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 26, 2022
We pay our humble tributes to the martyrs and victims of the ghastly Mumbai terror attacks of 26th November, 2008.India has always stood strongly against terrorism & we pledge to continue to fight against all forms of terror. pic.twitter.com/wIRUuPxQJA— Congress (@INCIndia) November 25, 2022
26/11 is marked as a dark day in India’s history as a series of terrorist attacks, lasting four days, hit Mumbai in November 2008. Saturday marks 14 years to the day 12 coordinated shootings and bombings took place in iconic locations across the city, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Oberoi Trident and Taj Palace and Tower among others.
India has said its efforts to sanction perpetrators and facilitators of 26/11 had been blocked in the past for “political reasons” that enabled them to organise further cross-border assaults against the country, an apparent reference to China’s repeated moves to block New Delhi’s efforts to blacklist Pakistan-based terrorists at the UN.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, said terrorism continued to pose a “grave threat" to international peace and security, as ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliated and inspired groups, particularly in Asia and Africa, continue to operate and target civilians and security forces.
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