AIATF pays homage to 26/11 terror attack victims

The All India Anti Terrorist Front (AIATF) on Thursday paid homage to the martyrs of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

AIATF chairman M S Bitta along with other members of his organisation visited the Police Gymkhana, the Omble Statue at Chowpatty, Trident hotel at Nariman Point, Cafe Leopold in Colaba, Hotel Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, where the terror attacks had taken place in 2008, and paid tributes to the victims.

"After seven years of 26/11, Mumbai, India and our borders have become much safer. But, the government needs to be more alert regarding ISIS, after the recent incident of the alleged desecration of the holy book of Sikhs," Bitta told PTI.

"The attacks like the one we witnessed in Paris recently should not repeated again. The government also needs to create an anti-terrorist military court," he said.

On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived by sea route in Mumbai and opened fire indiscriminately at people killing 166, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores.

The then ATS chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai's Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and Senior Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar were among those killed in the attack.

Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist who was captured alive. He was hanged four years later on November 21, 2012.

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