On 26 November 2008, Mumbai witnessed a horrific terror attack carried out by 10 young Pakistani men, killing 166 people and injuring over 300. The attack incited condemnation from countries around the world, and gave rise to several citizens’ movements in India. The attack also highlighted the complexities of the international law machinery in combating terrorism
The newly restored Chabad House in Mumbai will be the site of a museum-memorial dedicated to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks. The site will also highlight the daily rituals of the Jewish community – a poignant reminder of their vibrant presence in Mumbai just 50 years ago
Four years after the 26/11 terrorist attacks, Mumbai remains almost as vulnerable. The city is losing its expansiveness, while terrorism drives a wedge between the Hindu and Muslim communities in bindaas Mumbai. Are India’s secular traditions strong enough to emerge from such assaults with its integrity assured?
As events of the 26/11 attacks and similar others, retreat from the collective memory, they remain very much part of the lives of the victims and their families. How and why is it important to adopt a rights-based approach towards victims and perpetrators?
Ideological differences have spawned innumerable terrorist groups around the world, but historical records show that dissidence does have a shelf-life. Can India look forward to a future free of terrorism? Only if we can craft a consistent policy on Pakistan and depoliticise our internal processes of investigation
Far from being poles apart, large corporations and Indian law enforcement face similar organisational challenges. Both strive for greater coordination, integration and collaboration. But how can we design an efficient system? What are the structural solutions that need to be implemented?
Mumbai is surrounded on all sides by water and is just as vulnerable to attack by sea as it was on 26/11. Maharashtra needs formalised maritime governance - a coordination of all maritime activity with a constant, collective awareness of the surrounding maritime domain.
An active, vigilant citizenry is a vital partner in the fight against terrorism. However, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, founder of the Lok Satta Party, argues that this can only be possible with a new legal framework that emphasises efficiency and inclusiveness.