On the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country had suffered the most heinous attack in its history, but that its capability had allowed it to recover from that attack and was also “crushing terrorism” with all its strength.
During the Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi paid tribute to all those who died in the Mumbai attack and emphasized that the nation is remembering the brave martyrs.
“We can never forget November 26. It was on this day that the most heinous terrorist attack took place in the country. Terrorists had shaken Mumbai and the entire country. But, it is India’s capability that we recovered from that attack and now we are also crushing terrorism with full courage,” he asserted.
During a 60-hour siege in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists arrived by sea route and opened fire, killing 166 people, including 18 security personnel.
The prime minister also noted that November 26 is also important for another reason as in 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India on this day. In 2015, when we celebrated BR Ambedkar’s 125th birthday, it was suggested that November 26 be designated as Constitution Day. I wish you all a happy Constitution Day.
“All of us together, by giving priorities to the duties of the citizens, will definitely fulfil the resolve of making the country developed,” Modi said.
The prime minister also stated that around Rs 4 lakh crore in business was conducted during the recent festivals, and that people were very enthusiastic about purchasing goods made in India.
In addition, Modi questioned the practice of some families organizing weddings overseas and urged all families to hold such celebrations in their own country.