'26//11 Mumbai attacks were a heinous act against humanity,' says Hazare

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 26, 2011 14:40 hrs

On the third anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, veteran anti-graft activist Anna Hazare condemned the attacks and called it a heinous act against humanity and added that the locals should remain alert and contribute in averting such assaults in future.

Addressing mediapersons in his native village, Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra, Hazare said that attacks on innocent people are reprehensible.

"The attacks on Mumbai that happened three years ago were a heinous act against humanity. Attacking innocent people is very condemnable and the whole world should think about it. It was a very bad deed," he said

The social activist also urged the people to remain alert and contribute to the build a good security network.

"In the future, we will have to think that the government has to do its job, but the people also have the responsibility towards the country. Everyone should be alert and inform the police if there is any suspicious person. The police cannot do everything," Hazare said.

The attacks were more than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai, by Islamist attackers who came from Pakistan.

Eight of the attacks occurred in South Mumbai: at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital (a women and children's hospital), the Nariman House Jewish community centre, the Metro Cinema, and a lane behind the Times of India building and St. Xavier's College.

There was also an explosion at Mazagaon, in Mumbai's port area, and in a taxi at Vile Parle. (ANI)

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