Ten years ago, 10 men associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist front docked into the Mumbai city, close to the Gateway of India monument.
They hijacked several cars, police van, and split into groups. These men killed 164 innocent people and injured over 300, in their four days siege. This was the most deadliest and violent terror attacks in India’s history.
Bad men attacked Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Leopold Cafe, Taj Hotel and Oberoi Trident, Nariman House and planted two timer-bombs in taxis.
Assistant sub-inspector Tukaram Omble, armed only with a lathi, captured Ajmal Kasab alive, while Kasab pretended to be dead.
Capturing a terrorists alive was a big win for security agencies. It helped them learn their plans, commander and origin. During his interrogation Pakistan’s involvement was identified.
India shared dossiers, hosted Pakistan’s investigation panel but yielded no result. The United States has announced bounty on the perpetrators.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai attacks, but masterminds roam around freely in Pakistan, bad mouthing and spreading hate against India.
India since then cut-off all bilateral ties with Pakistan, but this has not stopped Pakistan from continuing to send extremists into our nation to wage war.
The hope for justice still continues.