26/11 Terror Attacks in Mumbai: A Day of Remembrance
26/11 Terror Attacks in Mumbai completes two years of terror, sorrow and anger. This day brings with it some chilling thrills, goosebumps and lots of horrific memories back together. No one in India especially Mumbaikars can forget this day that changed lives of many innocent people who had nothing to do with terror and still got involved in a nightmare of blood and panic. No one had imagined anything as such to happen on a regular night like 26th November 2008 in Mumbai.
Everything went normal that day until the chaos started which cost us more than 170 people including regular office goers, cops, tourists, foreigners and hotel staff of Taj Mahal Hotel, Hotel Trident and Café Leopold. More than 300 people were injured in this terror attacks which paralyzed the city for a couple of days. People were in a state of shock and awe with what happened and how it happened. No one expected something so horrific could happen to Mumbai City. TV Channels updated everyone with the recent happenings but at the same time few channels succeeded in spreading rumours and rising panic between the already scared people. People continued to look suspiciously at men who carried backpacks on their back in the neighborhoods for more than a week, as they resembled the identity of terrorists who created this chaos in the city.
But still Mumbai managed to get back on its feet just within few days. Things went back to normal, with people rejoining back to their offices, and the hotels getting back to their normal routine. Mumbai stood back with new spirits. It was the courage of Mumbaikars that brought back hopes in the routine of Mumbai. People stood against the terror and showed the terrorists that they weren't scared anymore. However as the year passed by and things came back to normalcy, yet no one could ever forget the lives that were lost during 26/11 Terror Attacks in Mumbai. No one could forget the story of courage and hope which was exhibited by Mr. Kang, the General Manager of Taj Mahal Hotel who continued to lend a helping hand to his fellow staff and guests of Taj Mahal, even after losing his wife and children on that unfortunate day.
26/11 was a wakeup call for Mumbai, which brought several issues related to security under scrutiny. This included the worthless Bulletproof Jackets worn by the Mumbai Cops, which failed to save their lives. Mumbai lost few of their most eminent police officers like Vijay Salaskar, Hemant KARKARE, Ashok Kamte and many more of them. A SALUTE to few of the eminent Mumbai Cops who lost their lives in the 26/11 Terror Attacks in Mumbai.
Names of all the Police Officers, Constables and NSG Commandos who lost their lives fighting with the terrorists on 26/11
Shri Hemant Karkare (Joint Commissioner of Police, Anti Terrorist Squad, Mumbai)
Shri Ashok Kamte (Addtl. Commissioner of Police, East Region, Mumbai)
Shri Vijay Salaskar (Police Inspector, Anti – Extortion Cell, Mumbai)
Shri Shashank Shinde (Police Inspector, CST Railway Station, Mumbai)
Shri Prakash More (Police Sub – Inspector, L.T.Marg Police Station)
Shri Bapusaheb Durugade (Police Sub – Inspector, Naigaon, Mumbai)
Shri Tukaram G. Omble (Asst. Police Sub Inspector, D.B.Marg Police Station, Mumbai)
Shri Balasaheb Bhosale (Asst. Police Sub Inspector)
Shri M. C. Chowdhary (Police Head Constable, R. P. F)
Shri Jaywant Patil (Police Constable)
Shri Vijay Khandekar (Police Constable)
Shri Arun Chitte (Police Constable)
Shri Yogesh Patil (Police Constable)
Shri Ambadas Pawar (Police Constable)
Shri Rahul S. Shinde (Police Constable, S.P.R.F, Solapur)
Shri Mukesh B. Jadhav (Home Guard Constable)
Shri Gajendra Singh (N.S.G. Commando)
AND NOT TO FORGET
Shri Sandeep Unnikrishnan (INDIAN ARMY)
And finally even though you try hard, 26/11 will never allow you to forget the ugly face of terror that can continue to haunt you and give you nightmares. The name and the face that even a child can recognize at one glimpse, Mohammed Ajmal AmiR Kasab. Kasab is the only terrorist that was caught alive and has been awarded Death Sentence. People await for that moment to come. With Kasab being still alive no one would be able to forget that dreadful night.