26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack: The Heart Wrenching Story of 26/11

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Last Updated on 26 November 2023 IST: In remembrance of the deadly 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack, the nation asserted to remain resolute in the fight against terrorism. Many Indian citizens and leaders spoke boldly against Pakistan sponsored terror. The precious human birth is to escape from the vicious cycle of birth and death alone. 

26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack: Highlights

  • November 26 marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai
  • The nation remembers the 2008 heinous terror attacks in Mumbai
  • The world stand with India, stays resolute in the battle against terrorism
  • The residents of village Sultanpur in Maharashtra changed the name of village as ‘Rahul Nagar’
  • Devendra Fadnavis, The Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra offered  condolences recalling the terror attack of 26/11 
  • India and US in June 2023 had submitted the proposal to blacklist Sajid Mir (Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist), known as the master mind of 26/11
  • China, however put on hold the proposal to blacklist the terrorists 
  • World can be free from terrorists and there can be a change in their behaviour by reciting true mantras

Mumbai Terror Attack: How Terrorists Reached Mumbai?

After traveling aboard a Pakistani-flagged cargo ship, the terrorists hijacked an Indian fishing boat killing its crew; then, once they were near the Mumbai coast, they used inflatable dinghies to reach Badhwar Park and the Sassoon Docks, near the city’s Gateway of India monument. After reaching the land they splitted into small teams and started killing.

What Happened on 26/11 in Mumbai?

On November 26 in the year 2008, ten Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists conducted 12 organized shooting and bombing strikes, continuing for four days throughout Mumbai. In total,166 persons were killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. And, around 300 people were injured in the attacks. Among the victims there were few foreign nationals, including six Americans, six Jews at the Chabad, and nine terrorists. One captured terrorist Kasab was executed after a long judicial case. The incidents took place at the Oberoi hotel, the Taj Hotel, the Leopold Cafe, the Nariman (Chabad) House, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station.

Devendra Fadnavis expressed deep condolences in an event 

On the 15th anniversary of 26/11 attack, “Panchajanya ” organized an event on November 25, 2023. Here the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis said that this attack was a wound that will never heal.

He further added that after this attack, the security services have been enhanced. Moreover, security at Seas has also increased since the terrorists of 26/11 entered through sea route. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at this attack, “In a terror attack, soft diplomacy does not work. If you attack us, we will enter your home and hit you back.” 

Also Read: Top Terrorist Riyaz Naikoo killed by Indian Army

Tribute to the constable Rahul Shinde 

In the 26/11 attack, a constable of State Reserve Police Force (SPRF) named Rahul Shinde sacrificed his life while fighting terrorists.

He was from Sultanpur, a small village in Maharashtra. In his honor, the residents here changed the name of the village from Sultanpur to “Rahul Nagar”. The government also honored him with the President’s Police Medal for his sacrifice. 

Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations spoke on terrorism 

In June 2022, Ruchira Kamboj was appointed as the Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of India to the UN. 

She expressed in her statement that terrorism poses a grave threat to international peace and security. She further added that had been trying to sanction the perpetrators of 26/11, however these efforts were blocked by China due to political reasons.

Read in Hindi: Mumbai Terror Attack (26/11 ): जब गोलियों की तड़तड़ाहट से दहल उठी थी मुंबई, जानें क्या हुआ था उस दिन?

Sajid Mir, Lashkar-e- Taiba who was supposed to be the mastermind of 26/11 attack was presumed dead but he is in the custody of the authorities in Pakistan and a real threat to India for more terror attacks like 26/11.

Infighting Is Not the Purpose of Precious Human Birth 

It is grave ignorance to fight on any issue in the world. Everything is perishable here. Human birth will be fruitful if a person performs the True Devotion of the Absolute Supreme God Kabir Saheb and ensures its place in the Eternal Abode. 

It is possible by taking the Naam Initiation from an enlightened Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. Therefore, all human beings should learn Eternal Knowledge by reading the Sacred Book “Way of Living and listening to Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj’s Sermons on Satlok Ashram YouTube Channel.

FAQs about the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack

Ques:- What happened on 26/11?

Ans:- There were a series of attacks in Mumbai in November 2008

Ques:- Who was responsible for the attack?

Ans:- There were 10 terrorists who attacked several places in Mumbai.

Ques:- How the terrorists entered in Mumbai?

Ans:- The terrorists entered in Mumbai through sea route.

Ques:- Which terrorist was caught alive in the attack?

Ans:- There were 10 terrorists in total, out of which 9 were gunned down and only Ajmal Amir Kasab was caught alive who was hanged to death in 2012.

Ques:- What was the target of terrorists?

Ans:- The terrorists targeted several hotels which are renowned among foreigners for their stay. These were Taj hotel, Trident hotel, Oberoi Palace, Nariman house, Leopard Cafe and Cama hospital.

Ques:- Who was the mastermind of the 26/11 attack?

Ans:- Hafiz Sayeed who is head of LeT and chief of Jamaat ud Dawa was the mastermind of this attack. Apart from this, Sajid Mir who is the senior of LeT was also behind it.

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