Yesterday when I stumbled upon the news, my first reaction was to call my cousin who is presently in Mumbai. He was safe. Immediately after keeping the phone down I thought of those families who had lost their loved ones. It’s a long list and perhaps after reading this article you will understand that Mumbai unlike other cities has endured much yet they live and have not abandoned their sanity.
First Attack: 1993 Bombay Bombings
Mumbai was Bombay back then. On 12th March 1993 there were 13 consecutive explosions that rocked the city. It was the most destructive attack till day in Indian History. The attack left a casualty of 250 people 700 injured and numerous traumatized. The master mind was Dawood Ibrahim. It is believed that the attacks were carried out in retaliation for the enormous Muslim casualties and widespread damage to the Muslim owned businesses and properties which occurred during the Hindu-Muslim riots in Bombay between December 1992 and January 1993, in the fall-out of the demolition of the Babri Mosque. Once again 900 people died. An estimated 275 Hindus and 575 Muslims died and 2,000 people were injured in the riots.
Themed in Movie: The Black Friday
Second Attack: Mumbai train bombings
The 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings were a series of seven bomb blasts that took place over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai , capital city of the Indian province of Maharashtra and the nation's financial capital. The bombs were set off in pressure cookers on trains plying the Western line of the Suburban Railway network. 209 people were killed and over 700 were injured. According to Mumbai Police, the bombings were carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
Themed in Movie: Mumbai Meri Jaan
Third Attack: 2008 Mumbai Attacks
The 2008 Mumbai attacks (often referred to as November 26 or 26/11) were more than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai, India's largest city, by Islamic terrorists who invaded from Pakistani seawaters. The terrorists who carried out the reconnaissance before the attacks later stated that the attacks were conducted with the support of Pakistan's secret service, the ISI. The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on 26 November 2008 and lasted until 29 November, killing 164 people and wounding at least 308.
Themed Movie: None. We don’t need any when Ajmal Kasab’s trial was so costly.As of 2007, Indian Govt spent nearly 31 Crore for his safekeeping.
Fourth Attack: Mumbai Blast 2011
The blasts occurred at the Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar, and Dadar West localities. A fourth bomb was reported to have been discovered in the Santa Cruz area and defused in time.More than 20 people were killed overnight and at least 100 injured.
1500 People killed and 3000 people injured.Amazing figure for a city.I wonder why the government is still silent about it.The bigger picture can be seen here.
Yet the Mumbai population has shown extraordinary courage and valour during the crisis hours.Its a true unity rarely seen these days.Numerous incidents can be marked in favour of the aam aadmi of a city that never stops.
I am speechless after this.Both by the actions of Terrorists and the government of India who has vowed to protect us.My condolences to the family of victims.This is a post where I decided not to put any pictures because i didn't find any nice pictures to stick,not it was funny this time.