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Ninth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

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  1. Hindustani78

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    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/644895/prez-pm-call-harmony-constitution.html

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday called for "sobriety and discretion" in communication between the three branches of the state - the judiciary, legislature and executive.


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his 'Maan ki Baat' that citizens and the administration must work in accordance with the Constitution and the message it conveys is that "no one should be harmed in any way."


    His statement was seen in the backdrop of the controversy relating to Padmavati and cases of vigilantism.


    "It is our duty that we abide by our Constitution in letter and spirit," the prime minister said.


    Kovind said all branches of the states should be careful not to disturb the fraternity of the separation of powers by even unknowingly intruding into the domain of the two other branches.


    "It is critical to keep this intricate and delicate balance in mind when exploring the relationship between the three branches. They are all equal. They should all be conscious of their liberty and strive to protect their autonomy," the President said.


    The President was inaugurating the Constitution Day celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution on November 26, 1949.


    "Sobriety and discretion in communication between the three branches is also extremely advisable. This will promote and enhance fraternity between three equal branches of the state, all of which have a certain responsibility to the Constitution," he said.


    The President also said the Constitution is not just an abstract ideal. "It has to be made meaningful to the lives of ordinary people in every street, every village and every mohalla of our country. It has to somehow connect with their everyday existence and make it more comfortable."


    Kovind reminded everyone that "at the heart of the constitutional project was trust - trust in each other, trust between institutions, trust in the goodness of fellow citizens and trust in the wisdom of future generations. This sense of trust is inherent in constitutional governance."


    When the government trusts citizens to attest their documents themselves, it is in keeping with the spirit of the Constitution, he said.


    "When the Union government trusts state governments by devolving financial powers to them, and taking ahead the mission of cooperative federalism, then too we are working in the spirit of the Constitution," Kovind said.


    The President said the Constitution framers realised that a Constitution "no matter how well written and how detailed, would have little meaning without the right people to implement it and to live by its values."




    26/11 Mumbai terror attack: PM Modi salutes martyrs in ‘Mann ki Baat’ address
    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...utes-martyrs-in-mann-ki-baat-address-4955170/

    PM Modi in his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat": "We salute all those brave women and men who lost their lives in the gruesome 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Terrorism has become a global burden."



    By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 26, 2017 12:34 pm
    On the ninth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered its victims and said terrorism has become a threat to humanity and global burden.

    “We salute all those brave women and men who lost their lives in the gruesome 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Terrorism has become a global burden,” Modi said in his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”.

    He said when India initially raised the issue of terrorism at global platforms, it wasn’t taken seriously until now. h

    “Initially, the world did not take us seriously but now the world is realising the destructive aspects of terrorism,” he said.

    “The whole world needs to come together to be able to defeat this threat on humanity,” the Prime Minister added.

    At least 166 people were killed and over 300 injured when terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba launched a series of attacks on the country’s commercial capital on November 26, 2008.

    PM Modi also called on people to express their gratitude to the armed forces on December 7, which is celebrated as Armed Forces Flag Day. He asked everyone to post stories of their valour using the hashtag #armedforcesday.

    He also remembered the makers of the Indian Constitution on the occasion of Constitution Day, and paid rich tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar. “The makers of our Constitution worked hard to give us a Constitution we would be proud of. Our Constitution safeguards the rights of the poor and weaker sections of society” he said.
     
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    By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 26, 2017 3:41 pm
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    Maharashtra Chief Minister of Devendra Fadnavis along with RSS leader Indresh Kumar and MoS for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir paying tribute to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks on the anniversary of the gruesome incident, in Mumbai on Sunday. PTI

    Smriti Irani, Rajyavardhan Rathore pay tribute to 26/11 attacks victims

    "They brought terror to our shores and were met with the sheer will of our forces to protect the sovereignty and integrity of India," Smriti Irani tweeted

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...pay-tribute-to-26-11-attacks-victims-4955398/


    Union ministers Smriti Irani and Rajyavardhan Rathore today paid homage to victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. On November 26, 2008, Mumbai was attacked by 10 terrorists of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba. In the mayhem that followed for three days, 164 people, including 18 police officers and two NSG commandos, were killed and 308 people were injured.

    “They brought terror to our shores & were met with the sheer will of our forces to protect the sovereignty & integrity of India,” Irani, the information and broadcasting minister, said in a tweet. “Homage to all victims of 26/11 & gratitude to those who protected us then and continue to do so now,” she tweeted.

    Rathore, the minister of state for information and broadcasting, asked people to resolve to eliminate terrorism in all forms and make India a safer place. “On the 9th anniversary of #MumbaiTerrorAttack, a humble prayer for security personnel who gave their lives protecting us,” he tweeted.

    “As we share the grief of the families who lost their loved ones, let us all resolve to eliminate terrorism in all forms and make India a safer, better nation,” he said. Irani also greeted the people on the National Constitution Day and said the contribution of those who framed it, including Babasaheb Ambedkar, was “invaluable”.

    “Greetings to everyone on National Constitution Day. We remember Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and every individual who framed our Constitution. Their contribution towards empowering our democracy is invaluable,” she said in another tweet. Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26 every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution and it came into effect on January 26, 1950.

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    http://indianexpress.com/article/ci...adicalises-86-people-in-last-2-years-4955354/

    The deradicalisation is done to bring back to normal life persons who had strayed in the name of 'jihad', a senior official of the ATS said. He said all these people, including eight women, had come in contact with their handlers via social networking sites and were radicalised online.


    By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: November 26, 2017 3:03 pm

    The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has deradicalised 86 people in the last two years as a part of its efforts to wean away misguided youth from the path of extremism in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, an official said. Those brought into the mainstream include well-educated people like a young couple, both post-graduates in pharmacy, an aeronautical engineer and an IT professional, he said.

    The deradicalisation is done to bring back to normal life persons who had strayed in the name of ‘jihad’, a senior official of the ATS said. He said all these people, including eight women, had come in contact with their handlers via social networking sites and were radicalised online. They were on the verge of joining the terror outfit ISIS or planning to work for it, but the law-enforcement agencies silently monitored their activities and successfully brought them back to the normal life, he said.

    The ATS approached the family members of these people, their community’s spiritual leaders and counsellors were also roped-in. After continuous efforts for more than two months in each case, all these people were deradicalised and now they have been brought back into the mainstream, he said.

    Among the many other initiatives of tackling terrorism post the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, one of the important programmes of the ATS was to keep a close watch on the online activities of young minds of the minority community, he said. A young couple, who completed their post-graduation in pharmacy, got radicalised online following which the duo crossed the country to join the terror outfit. But, the law enforcement agencies, which were keeping a watch on them, brought them back successfully, he said.

    “We have deradicalised these people and are also helping them in leading a normal life. But, we also monitoring their activities constantly because there could be some attempts from the other side to trap them again,” the official said. In 2011, four men from Kalyan township in the adjoining Thane district left the country in the name of pilgrimage and went to Iraq allegedly to join the ISIS. All of them were allegedly radicalised for jihad by their handlers, according to police.

    Considering this as alarming, the law enforcement agencies became more vigilant on the online activities. In December 2015, the ATS identified a Pune-based girl, who was indoctrinated by an ISIS sympathiser. During investigation it was found that the girl had decided to leave the country and join the terror outfit, according to police.

    In an attempt to bring back these people, the ATS, with the help of the government, has taken some important steps. These include offering training for suitable jobs and small loans with the help of banks under schemes of the Ministry of Rural Development to start their own business, so that they can live with honour and dignity, the official said.

    “It is our duty to bring them on the right track by counselling and all other efforts of deradicalisation,” Maharashtra’s ATS chief Atulchandra Kulkarni told PTI. Apart from this, the ATS is maintaining a strict vigil to avert any kind of terror-related incidents and activities of sleeper cells on the field. We are also providing training to our officials to update their knowledge to tackle terrorism, Kulkarni said. “We are also translating some important books about terrorism, like of Al Qaida, ISIS, into Marathi, so that our men get an idea of the latest trends (of how to tackle such terror activities),” he said.

    The ATS has modern equipment, weapons, gadgets and “we are capable enough to handle any kind of eventuality,” he claimed. In the next two-three months, the agency is expected to get more equipment from the government worth around Rs 15 crore. “These all will help in building our capacity,” the ATS chief said.

    The financial capital was attacked by 10 terrorists of Pakistan-based outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, who came here by the sea route, on November 26, 2008. In the mayhem that followed for the next three days 166 people, including 18 police officers and two NSG commandos, were killed.


    Photos: 9 years since the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai
    Nov 26, 2017 10:48 IST

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    Ten members of the Islamic terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out a series of orchestrated shooting in 12 different places in Mumbai 2008, killing at least 150 and wounding several others. The attacks left the whole country vulnerable for four days in what is today still remembered as one of the most horrific terrorist’s attacks in Indian history. (Manoj Patil / HT Photo)
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    Mumbai’s iconic Taj hotel during a grenade blast by the terrorist group in November 27, 2008. The terrorists who reached India through the Arabian sea began the series of attacks at around 9:30 pm on November 26, 2008 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji rail station, one of the world’s busiest, handling thousands of passengers everyday. (Hemant Padalkar / HT Photo)
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    Fire engulfs a part of the Taj Mahal Hotel as firemen attempt to douse it in Mumbai, India on November 27, 2008. (Gautam Singh / AP)
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    Military personnel take up positions at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. The list of targeted locations included Leopold Cafe, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, The Taj Mahal Palace, Hotel Oberoi Trident, Cama Hospital and Nariman House. (Ritam Banerjee / Getty Images)
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    Policemen run for cover outside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel during the armed siege, on November 28, 2008 in Mumbai. (Uriel Sinai / Getty Images)
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    Anti terrorism squad on alert near the Taj Hotel during the gun battle between commandos and terrorists in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
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    Military personnel abseiling from a helicopter. Special forces stormed a Jewish centre in Mumbai as part of efforts to end a hostage crisis and flush out remaining Islamic militants behind the audacious assault. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)
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    Hostages and guests of Hotel Taj being rescued from terrorists in Mumbai. (Manoj Patil / HT Photo)
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    A policeman holds up a metal belt buckle which saved his life. On November 29, 2008, officials declared the siege at the Taj hotel over as the remaining militants were killed when commandos stormed the building. (Ritam Banerjee / Getty Images)
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    Members of the press wait outside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel hotel during the siege in Mumbai. (Uriel Sinai / Getty Images)
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    Two men believed to have been held at the Oberoi-Trident hotel are escorted out at the end of police activity in Mumbai. (Julian Herbert / Getty Images)
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    Forensic experts sit on the grounds of the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel after Indian commando soldiers gained control of the terrorist attack in Mumbai. (Uriel Sinai / Getty Images)
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    A man is reflected in a window with bullet holes at the Leopold Cafe after it reopened on December 2, 2008 in Mumbai, India. The Cafe was one of several locations targeted by multiple coordinated terrorist attacks on November 26. (Uriel Sinai / Getty Images)



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    Security officials survey a destroyed room inside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel after the armed siege in Mumbai, India on November 29, 2008. (Julian Herbert / Getty Images)
     
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    The hell's up with the OP title. The Mumbai victims are not martyrs, they were innocent people who were frigging murdered.
     
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    The Additional Secretary, MHA, Shri B.R. Sharma administering the ‘Constitution Day’ pledge to the Officers and Staff of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Personnel & Training, in New Delhi on November 27, 2017.
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    The Minister of State for Finance and Shipping, Shri P. Radhakrishnan administering the ‘Constitution Day’ pledge to the Officers and Staff of the Ministry of Finance, in New Delhi on November 27, 2017. The Finance Secretary, Dr. Hasmukh Adhia is also seen.
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    The Minister of State for Finance and Shipping, Shri P. Radhakrishnan administering the ‘Constitution Day’ pledge to the Officers and Staff of the Ministry of Finance, in New Delhi on November 27, 2017.
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    The Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Shri N.K. Sinha administering the ‘Constitution Day’ pledge to the Officers and Staff of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in New Delhi on November 27, 2017.
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    The Defence Secretary, Shri Sanjay Mitra leading the reading of the Preamble of Constitution of India marking the Constitution Day, in New Delhi on November 27, 2017.
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    Hapig still roams free and an instrument to kill Indians regularly
     
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    In memory: CM Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the 26/11 attack, at the BSE on Sunday. | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...-security-forces-fadnavis/article20946158.ece

    CM calls on people on the street to be alert and avert another 26/11-type attack

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appealed to citizens to be the security forces’ eyes and ears to prevent a terror attack like 26/11. “India has always showed its strength and has given a clear message that we are ready to fight and defeat any kind of aggression. I sincerely appeal to all citizens to be vigilant and become the eyes and ears of our police and security forces,” he said at a function held at the Gateway of India on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attack on Mumbai.

    Speaking with the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in the background, one of the main targets of the 26/11 attack, Mr. Fadnavis said, “Hotel Taj, the victim of the biggest terror attack at that time, is still standing with the same magnificence. It tells the whole world that terrorists and their supporters might be finished, but India will remain unhurt.”

    Praising the security forces, he said, “Our soldiers have the capability to give a fitting reply to attackers. After the military action in Doklam, India is being seen as a strong nation in the whole world. Our soldiers deserve the credit of making this country one of the most powerful one in the world.” The BSF had also organised a car and cycle rally by Divyangs, which set out from India Gate in New Delhi on November 14 and ended at the Gateway of India on Sunday.

    Addressing a function at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mr. Fadnavis reiterated the need for alertness. “Over the last two years we have improved our security systems, provided better weapons to the police, bulletproof vests, improved co-ordination among police, Army and naval forces. I feel that both the State and the Central governments will continue to do more, but it is also important that the citizens act as the eyes and ears of the government.”
     

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