Mumbai also called as ‘City of Dream’, ‘City of Bollywood’, ‘Central hub for trade and business’. The Mumbai city has also overcome many a deadly tragedies and bomb blasts. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack that shock the entire nation, was one such tragedy that also shook the financial capital of the country.
This year, eight years will be completed for 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, in which 166 were killed and more than 200 were injured. Mumbaikars’ will perhaps never forget this incident which was took place on 26 November, 2008 and lasted until 29th November 2008. Eight attacks took place on that day, mostly in South Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Oberoi, The Taj Mahal Palce, Leopard Cafe, Cama Hospital, The Nariman House, Metro Cinema and in a taxi at Vile Parle.
Free Press spoke with few TV celebrities to share their take on 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks.
“Whenever there are terrorist attacks like in local trains or 26/11 Mumbai has shown the true strength. Mumbai stands for unity. Mumbai police no doubt is the best and I am not scared but yes I feel sad for people who lost their lives and for people who lost their loved ones. People got back into action and showed that they are not afraid and they are back to their respective lives ,” said by Shashank Vyas.
“It was a brutal attack and it challenges our humanity. I think Bombay is a safe city and it’s improving day-by-day. But I think Bombay is more safe than Delhi. There’s a story related to 26/11, my mom dad they came in Bombay for the first time and took them for the movie 26/11 and they were totally startled. I pay tribute to all the victims, soldiers etc. of this incident”, said by Hitesh Bhardwaj.
“26/11 attack was a very scary attack on India. We cannot forget that Indian citizens were killed. Strongest possible steps need to be taken not only against terrorists and terrorist organisations and we all should support them. Only then justice will be ensured for the victims of terrorist attacks in Mumbai. We must have the approach of “Zero Tolerance” against any type of terrorism”, said Priyal Gor.
“This day shook India completely. It was the biggest shock and people are still trying to over come it. 26/11 was a blood-curdling, horrific chapter in Mumbai’s history. Mumbai is safe and will always but incidents can happen in any city. It’s very unfortunate, Mumbai being huge and also the city of dreams is always targeted”, said Sheena Bajaj.
“Mumbai experienced a worst terrorist attack at seven major locations in the city on the night of Wednesday November 26, 2008. Yes I do get scared when I think about that day because I think it was a terrible day and I lost one of my friend on that day. My opinion is we all need to learn how to live with peace and love. Unfortunately people who were part of the terrorism, they can’t understand the meaning of love and peace. I honestly feel that Mumbai is a safe city to live because something like that can happen in any city or country around. Since the attack happened the Mumbai authorities have become more strict from then nothing has happened and I wish nothing will happen in the future as well”, says Jasmin Bhasin.