Mumbai: It`s nine at night and the roads are already deserted in Mumbai. For a city that is still coming to terms with terror attacks, that is not unusual. However Leo`s, as the Leopold Caf√©¬≥¬†fondly called by its frequent customers, throbs with life.
With its bullet riddled windows, granite walls and ceiling, the caf√†¬∑Ň°ich came into being way back in 1871, is a stark reminder of the nightmare that India`s financial capital faced.
On the night of November 26, terrorists struck several prominent places in south Mumbai, including the Leopold Caf√Ē¬°j Mahal Palace and Tower hotel and Oberoi Trident hotel. At the cafe, two militants barged in and opened fire, killing at least seven people. In all, 172 people were killed and 248 were injured.
However, the swelling crowds in the city`s hotspot now send out a strong retaliatory message - that Mumbai will not bow to terror.
Image: People are seen outside the newly-reopened Cafe Leopold, a famous tourist restaurant and the scene of one of the first terrorist attacksin Mumbai, on December 1, 2008.
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