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India marks Mumbai attack anniversary
November 26, 2017, 9:56 am

Modi has called on the world to cooperate against terrorism and extremism [Archive]


India is today commemorating the ninth anniversary of the deadly Mumbai terrorist attacks which killed 170 people and wounded more than 300.

On November 26, 2008, 10 heavily armed militants from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group infilitrated the city of Mumbai, considered the financial capital of India, and began killing people sporadically.

India has repeatedly accused Pakistan of not making any progress in its investigation of the attack and those responsible for it.

It has also accused Pakistan of supporting the militants fighting Indian rule in an insurgency in its part of Muslim-majority Kashmir since 1989. Pakistan denies this.

India’s leaders expressed their mourning and their efforts to defeat terrorism.

“On this day, we renew our resolve to take on, defeat and eliminate terrorism in all forms — and to make our people, our country and our world safer,” said Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.

He also praised the security forces for their bravery and sacrifice on that day. Eighteen police officers and two special forces were killed in the Mumbai terrorist attack.

Other officials laid wreaths at a police memorial in South Mumbai earlier today and observed a moment of silence for all the victims of the attack.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the world needs to cooperate to eradicate the spectre of terrorism and extremism.

“Initially the world did not take us seriously, but now the world is realizing the destructive aspect of terrorism. The world will have to join hands to eliminate terrorism,” he said in his monthly radio address.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

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