Mumbai remembers 26/11 victims four years on
Mumbai: Mumbai paused in its busy tracks on Monday to remember the 166 people who fell to the indiscriminate bullets of 10 Pakistani terrorists during a 60-hour siege, India's most wounding terrorist attack, that began this day four years ago.
Brief commemoration events were held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, Oberoi Trident, Leopold Cafe and Nariman House, some of Mumbai's most loved landmarks that were targeted by the 10 terrorists who sneaked into Mumbai on the night of November 26, 2008 through the Arabian Sea route and landed at Colaba.
The main function to remember martyrs and victims of the terror strike was held at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana where a permanent 26/11 memorial has been erected.
Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde laid wreaths and offered their homage at the memorial.
The stage is set for a fresh round of argument on the highly publicised Lokpal bill in Parliament. The Samajwadi Party has made it clear that it would oppose the Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
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