Netizens have also been sharing their stories and memories of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
The 2008 Mumbai Terror attack or the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, as we remember them is something that Mumbai will never forget. A planned series of destruction that was carried out on that fateful day, shook India to the core.
The Terrorist Group Lashkar-e-Taiba had sent 10 of its terrorists to Mumbai to carry out the 26/11 attacks, which were allegedly programmed via various control rooms in luxury hotels.
Nine of the 10 terrorists were killed by Indian security forces during the attacks. However, the notorious Mohammed Ajmal Kasab and the lone surviving gunman was executed on November 12. The attackers used automatic weapons, grenades and had planted around 8 kg of RDX in the Taj Hotel.
Today, 12 years later, Ratan Tata shared a strong message of strength while remembering the 26/11 attacks.
Ratan Tata said, “The wanton destruction that took place 12 years ago today will never be forgotten. But what is more memorable, is the way Mumbai as a diverse people came together, casting aside all differences, to vanquish the terrorism and destruction on that day. Today, we certainly can mourn the ones we lost and honour the sacrifice of the brave who helped conquer the enemy, but what we must applaud, is the unity and the acts of kindness and sensitivity which we should cherish, and which hopefully, will continue to shine in the years ahead.“
Netizens have also been tweeting about the horrifying attacks. Virender Sehwag remembered the brave policeman Shaheed Tukaram Omble.