Indian diaspora pays tribute to 26/11 Mumbai terror victims


An Indian army soldier holds positions outside The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai on November 29, 2008 (Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images).
An Indian army soldier holds positions outside The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai on November 29, 2008 (Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images).

BRITISH Indians in London organised a candlelight march on Tuesday (26) to express solidarity with the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

As many as 400 members of the Indian diaspora took part in the event commemorating the sacrifice of the brave Indian policemen and armed forces in the tragedy.

The march commenced from Hyde Park Corner and concluded at the Pakistan High Commission in the British capital.

The Indian-origin members held placards and posters highlighting Pakistan’s state-sponsored terrorism and its involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks.

The event paid tribute to the victims of 26/11 terror attacks that hit India’s financial capital in 2008 and sought to create awareness that India’s neighbour is a promoter of terrorism globally.

Many protesters broke into tears recalling the tragedy where 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who reached the Indian city via sea route from Pakistan and carried out a series of integrated shooting attacks that killed 166 people and injured more than 300.

The terrorists who entered Mumbai struck at multiple locations in the heart of the city, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, Cama Hospital, Nariman House business and residential complex, Leopold Cafe, Taj Hotel and Tower, and the Oberoi-Trident Hotel.

The architects of 26/11 terror attacks such as Hafiz Saeed, Maulana Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Sufayan Zafar continue to freely roam in Pakistan.