Mumbai marks the first anniversary of the deadly attacks that lasted nearly three days and left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen.
Police and military paraded past some of the city’s landmarks displaying newly acquired equipment, including patrol boats and “rapid intervention” vehicles. Residents of the bustling city lit candles, chanted peace slogans and painted messages of condolence and solidarity. On the 26th of November ten gunmen from the Pakistan based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out a series of coordinated shooting and bombing attacks against ten sites in the city. They included the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, two hotels the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower and the Oberoi Trident, the Jewish centre Nariman House, Leopold’s Cafe and the Cama hospital. One killer, a former petty criminal, Ajmal Kasab was taken alive and is currently on trail for murder, conspiracy and waging war on India. He recently retracted his not guilty plea and admitted his culpability.