26/11: President Murmu, EMA Jaishankar Commemorates Attack
Mumbai: Today, November 26, marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attack on Mumbai’s Taj Hotel, which happened in 2008. In this attack, the terrorists killed more than 160 people. The entire nation mourns the day each year.
President Draupadi Murmu remembered the victims of the Mumbai attacks. “On the anniversary of the 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”, she said.
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar also remembered and paid tributes to those who lost their lives in the attack. He said that terrorism is a threat to humanity. “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,” Jaishankar tweeted.
Earlier at the UNSC special meeting, Jaishankar mentioned the issue of terrorism around the globe and said, “Terrorism remains the gravest threat to humanity. The UN Security Council in the past two decades has evolved an important architecture built, primarily around the counter-terrorism sanctions regime to combat this menace. This has effectively put the countries on notice that had turned terrorism into a state-funded enterprise. Despite this, the threat of terrorism is only growing and expanding, particularly in Asia and Africa, as successive reports of 1267 sanctions committee monitoring reports have highlighted.”
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, CM Eknath Shinde, and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis paid floral tributes at the Police Memorial. He paid tribute to those who lost their lives during the attack. Notably, the prime accused of the attack, Ajmal Kasab, who was a Lashkar-e-Taiba member was caught by the Indian Force and he was hanged in the year 2012 by the Indian government.