26/11 Mumbai Attack
It was the evening of 26th Nov ’08 when one of the busiest city of India had witnessed the imperishable bloodshed across its southern tip. Yes indeed, 9 years have passed by, but the scars, tears, wounds, and agony left behind are still very prominent in the hearts of every citizen of Mumbai.
A series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting for 4 days shook the nation’s economic pride – Mumbai. 164 people were killed and at least 308 were wounded, of which most of the wounds are still afresh with a sense of revenge against the culprits. It all began with first blind blows of bullets at Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus, and later the sequences heralding the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Palace and Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, the Nariman House, the Metro Cinema, a lane behind Times of India building and St. Xavier’s College, Mazagaon, Port area, and in a taxi at Vile Parle.
These terrorists have not only snatched the happiness and peaceful life of the victims but also ruined the lives of their close nears and dears both mentally and emotionally. I had personally visited some of the families who were affected by this terror attack in Mumbai few winters back; one of the family comprising of grandfather and grandchild are heavily burdened by seven deaths in their family. In one of the research telecast (talks recorded by police during firing) the discussion between the hidden terrorist and the general terrorist operating from abroad – the statement from operating terrorist was such that, “you are doing this for making God happy & you will get place in heaven, don’t be afraid”. It really made me to feel that humans when born are innocent, it’s only their upbringing makes an impact on their life.
But whatever, it really is a shameful act by those terrorists who have slugged the lives of so many families and left many of us bewildering as we walk down the streets of being attacked at any point of time. What did these terrorists prove? The just proved that they are just ‘maniacs’, ‘unhealthy minds’, ‘poor by upbringing’ and more than anything else ‘the wild animals in the form of humans’.