Mumbai 14th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks: India pays tribute to victims


Tributes poured in for the martyrs who lost their lives fighting terrorists in the 26/11 attacks. On the 14th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks, the nation paid tribute to the martyrs who lost their lives in the line of duty.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the sacrifice of the martyrs. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, his deputy Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari paid floral tributes to the martyrs. 

On November 26, 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists opened fire and killed 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and injured several others during the 60-hour siege in Mumbai.

When India was celebrating its Constitution in 2008, enemies of humanity carried out the country’s largest terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday as he paid tribute to those killed in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, which claimed over 160 lives.

“Today is also the anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks,” Modi said during the Constitution Day celebrations at the Supreme Court. Fourteen years ago, as India was celebrating its Constitution and citizens’ rights, the greatest terror attack on India was carried out by enemies of humanity. I pay my respects to those who were killed in the attack.”

Modi said the Constitution Day celebrations are special as India is also celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark 75 years of Independence.

“We the People is a commitment and belief that has made India the mother of democracy,” he said while paying tributes to Dr. BR Ambedkar.

India and several other countries, including the US, the UK, and France, have repeatedly asked Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks to justice, but no such firm initiative has been taken yet by Islamabad.

Besides Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, Union home minister Amit Shah, defense minister Rajnath Singh, external affairs minister S Jaishankar and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid tributes to the victims of the 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,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted.

Shah said the day gives a message to the whole world to fight unitedly against terrorism.

“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,” he said in a tweet.

Singh said the “country has not forgotten the incident of 26/11, nor will it ever forget.”

Jaishankar said those who planned and oversaw the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai must be brought to 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,” he tweeted.

“We owe this to every victim of terrorism around the world,” he added.

“On this day, humanity was attacked,” Fadnavis tweeted while sharing a short clip on the terror attacks.

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