Brussels: Indian diaspora gather outside EU institutions on 15th anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks

Brussels: Indian diaspora gather outside EU institutions on 15th anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks


On the 15th anniversary of the Mumbai attacks on November 26th, 2008, the Indian diaspora held demonstrations in front of the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the European Parliament in Brussels.

The demonstrators also displayed the posters portraying victims of terror attacks in Mumbai.

The speakers emphasised during their address that India, which has so often been a victim of such atrocities, condemns terrorism absolutely.

Speakers at the peaceful manifestations underlined that all the perpetrators of terrorist acts and violence must be punished according to the provisions of the law.

Some of the speakers stated that they oppose terrorism absolutely in any manifestation or in any form.

They also emphasised that the Mumbai attack was an International crisis in which around 166 persons were killed and 293 persons were injured.

Those who lost their lives includes 6 U.S. citizens, 4 Israelis, 3 Germans, 2 Australians, 2 Canadians, 2 Frenchs, 1 Italian, 1 British, 1 Netherlander, 1 Japanese, 1 Jordanian, 1 Malaysian, 1 Mauritian, 1 Mexican, 1 Singaporean and 1 Thailand national.

The protesters appealed to the European Union institutions to take notice of the fact that perpetrators of terrorist activity can includes state as well as non-state actors, and called on the institutions to act against them and bring them to justice.

They also chanted slogans against terrorism and appealed to the international communities to remain united against all terrorists.

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