In the shootings that went on unchecked for more than an hour at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Fourteen years ago today, fifty-eight people died. Additional injuries totaled over a hundred.
Ajmal Kasab and Ismail Khan were the two young guys who used AK-47 rifles to shoot indiscriminately at innocent people after being motivated to wage jihad against Kaffirs.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, the Oberoi-Trident Hotel, the Taj Hotel and Tower, the Cama Hospital, and 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)-trained jihadis were among the famous Mumbai venues assaulted. One of the most vicious, horrifying, and gruesome jihadi attacks against us in modern times.
The military forces killed nine terrorists in a four-day operation, while Ajmal Kasab, the sole survivor, was captured alive and given the death penalty at Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail in 2012. But the “grand old party” came up with a strategy to sabotage the chance to win the Indian Muslim community’s sympathy and support in order to develop that support in the approaching 2009 general elections.
Rakesh Maria, a former Mumbai police commissioner, claims in his book Let Me Say It Now that the Lashkar-e-Taiba attempted to depict the 26/11 terror assault as a case of “Hindu terror.” Kasab would have passed away wearing a saffron ribbon around his wrist like a Hindu if everything had gone as planned. Samir Dinesh Chaudhari, student of Arunodaya Degree and P.G. College, Vedre Complex, Dilkhushnagar, Hyderabad, 500060, the residence of 254, Teachers’ Colony, Nagarabhavi, Bengaluru, 500060, would have had an identity card with a bogus name on it on his person, according to Maria.
In 2010, when then-US President Barack Obama visited India, then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke with him about his worries, which are detailed in his book A Promised Land (released in 2020). He was concerned that the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s main opposition party, has gained support due to escalating anti-Muslim sentiment. The prime minister said, “Mr. President, the lure of religious and ethnic cooperation can be intoxicating in uncertain times. In his memoir, Obama states that it is simple for politicians to exploit this in India or elsewhere.
Former Indian government official RVS Mani claims that “Congress and ISI are responsible for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.” The former official also uncorks Pandora’s box in terms of Mumbai’s police corruption. He asserts that an Indiabulls agent approached him and advised him not to file a lawsuit against a senior police officer because he had been promised that there was a chance to win Rs 500 million by ensuring that a senior officer was named Mumbai Police Commissioner. Surprisingly, Param Bir Singh’s wife serves as a director on the Indiabulls board of directors. Param Bir Singh is the contentious commissioner of the Mumbai Police.
According to Delhi University professor and author of Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Assaults Saroj Kumar Rath, many people attempted to paint a whole different picture of the 26/11 attacks at the time. As recently as September 2021, Abdul Samad Yaqoob, a representative for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), acknowledged that Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab and other terrorists who committed the Mumbai terror attacks were Pakistanis. Manish Tewari, a senior Congress leader, MP, and national spokesman have already accused the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh of teetering and faltering and that the government at the time did not move aggressively against Pakistan. The book’s premiere is set for December 1, 2021. He writes, “For a state that has no compunctions about brutally slaughtering hundreds of innocent people, restraint is not a sign of strength; it is perceived as a symbol of weakness,” he writes.
In short, nothing was done in response to the attacks of November 26. We lacked the political will to do things. Even before the 26th of November, the IAF said that it was ready to attack Pakistan. The decisions are not made by the forces. Our staff members are available around-the-clock, seven days a week, and they can respond in an instant. The political elite failed to provide any direction. Former NSA M.K. Narayanan claimed that they had options at the time but decided not to utilize them, even after India’s surgical strikes. Bravery is necessary for such actions. India was thinking about how the West would respond and the possibility of war if we launched an attack. However, politicians and the government, led by “The First Family,” were busy fabricating the myth of Hindu terror and spreading it, vilifying one of the oldest still-existing civilizations on the planet with a long tradition of tolerance and goodwill. Giving the Islamic struggle the benefit of the doubt, it culminated in gruesome terrorism that not only shook India but the entire world.
Remember the publication of Digvijaya Singh’s book 26/11: RSS ki Saazish in 2010? One might also think back to the time when Digvijaya Singh, the previous chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, insisted he was in constant contact with murdered police officer Hemant Karkare. Does this assertion imply anything relevant to Colonel Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya? When examining the sequence of events that took place during the UPA administration, it is blatantly obvious that there was undoubtedly an intriguing conspiracy that was backed by an insider in the position of authority (high command) at the time. If this doesn’t raise red flags and demand investigation, then I’m not sure what will.
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