Homage started pouring in ever since morning as the nation and world remembers the horrific day when victims lost their lives while fighting Pakistani terrorists who had attacked Mumbai on this day 11 years ago. On 26th November, 2018, 10 Pakistani terrorists reached Mumbai through sea route. They attacked various places and killing 166 people including 18 security personnel, and harming several others, besides damaging property worth crores.
The terrorist targeted The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital and the Nariman House Jewish community centre. Among those killed in the heinous attack were Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai’s Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte, Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Tukaram Omble.
26/11 martyr and former Maharashtra ATS Chief Hemant Karkare daughter Jui Karkare Navare has penned down a latest book, ‘Hemant Karkare: A Daughter’s Memoir’.“It took me a long time to even accept that he is no more. I was in Boston at the time. My husband got a call from the Government of India that they were sponsoring our tickets to Mumbai and after that I felt that even though my father had passed away, he’s still taking care of us. I could not believe that such a calamity could ever happen. He was only 54.”
Post the attack, investigation revealed that the 10 terrorist sailed to Mumai from Karachi. Their travel consisted of hijacking a fishing ship and killing four out of five crew, the lone occupant had ferry them to Mumbai Coast. Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist who was captured alive and was sentenced to death at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune on November 21, 2012. Former CIA Director David Howell Petraeus in January 2018 had informed that there is ampleevidence against Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief and UN-designated global terrorist Hafiz Saeed for his role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was uoted sayingt that”Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?”
Today is the 11th year of the horrifying attack that trembled the morality of the entire nation. Here’s what the celebrities said on Twitter: