In 2008 on 26 November a terror strike took place on Mumbai.10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorists aka Jihadi organisation from Pakistan, carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.
The attacks, started on Wednesday 26 November and lasted until Saturday 29 November 2008. A total of 175 people died, including nine attackers, and more than 300 were wounded.
I have written about it before including the disclosures made by RVS Mani in his book “The Myth of Hindu Terror”. He has written another fictional account of events of that day in his another book titled “Deception”. I will try to read it too.
Rakesh Marya was in Mumbai police and acted as incharge of Anti Terror Squad in 2011 and rose to become police commissioner of Mumbai in 2014. After retirement he has written a book titled “Let Me Say It Now”. He has made disclosure that police was not trained as per rules in 2008 as ammunition rounds were not made available for training for years. Yet Tukaram Omble the Asstt. Police Inspector braved a spray of bullets and caught Azmal Kasab read handed.
In 2008 and upto few years back, it was accepted as a terrorist attack with further tagline “Terror has no religion”.
However the Pakistan’s Cabinet Ministers like Fawad Choudhary and Sheikh Rasheed have clarified on camera and in Parliament that it is a Jihad which is the right of every Muslim. So it was Jihad. We know it but some politicians still do not agree. That is an interesting position and raises more questions.