It’s been a decade since a devastating attack in the financial capital of India (Mumbai) shook the entire country and gave numerous sleepless nights to the 1.30 billion people. The wounds of that horror and heart-wrenching memories of the 26/11 attacks are still fresh in the minds of every Indian. As we observed the tenth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack on Monday, ‘God of Cricket’ – Sachin Tendulkar, paid tribute to victims and the people who died while protecting and serving during the terrifying Mumbai terror attacks. He shared a post on his official Twitter handle saying, “we shall stand united and tall against terror.”
“Life sirf lambi nahi, badi bhi honi chahiye. This stands true for all the brave people who protected and served during the #MumbaiTerrorAttack. They proved that no matter what may come, we shall stand united and tall against terror. #2611MumbaiAttacks #NeverForget,” the Mumbai-born Tendulkar posted on his Twitter account.
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag also took to his Twitter account to pay his homage to the victims and survivors of the attacks. His post read, ‘On the 10th anniversary of the #MumbaiTerrorAttack ,my heart goes out to people who lost their loved ones and to the families of Martyrs who sacrificed their lives & saved thousands of lives. The nation will forever be indebted to the bravery, courage & sacrifice of our martyrs!’
Other Team India cricketers like – Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan also paid their respects to the martyrs and victims who lost their lives in the horrendous and devastating attacks.
On 26 November 2008, 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a recognised terror outfit, carried out 12 shootings and bombings across Mumbai, in a siege that lasted four days and claimed at least 160 lives. Most of the attacks took place at the popular spots of South Mumbai – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Oberoi Trident, Taj Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, Nariman House Jewish community centre, Metro Cinema, and in a lane behind the St Xaviers College and The Times of India building.