HCA Remembers the Victims of Terrorism 26 Nov 2008

By: Prakash Mehta, President, Hindu Council of Australia.

The HCA is making this press release on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in
Mumbai, India, that began on Wednesday 26 November 2008 and lasted for 60
hours.
At least 174 people died, including 9 attackers, and more than 300 were wounded of
24 different nationalities. Many brave heroes – 15 policemen and 2 NSG
commandos laid their lives while protecting innocent civilians.
We pay tribute to those who lost their lives. We wish to let the families and friends
of the victims know that their dear ones were killed and injured not because who
they were as individuals but because the attack was on the society, in which they
lived. As a society, we will never forget their near and dear ones and we are one
with them in good and bad times.
We hope that the troubled families will get strength from the solidarity and we appeal
to the international community to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.
Wilful and planned acts of violence against people of any faith, race and belief is
hateful and inhuman.
The world must unite to take strongest measures to everyone from any faiths to feel
safe not only at their own homes but also anywhere in the world. Let us come
together and spread message of “Stop Terrorism and spread Humanity.”