Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Regional

Protesting widows, kin of 26/11 victims detained

Saturday November 26, 2011 05:20:32 PM, IANS

Related Article

26/11 survivors live with ugly scars and deafening silence

 Life moves on, but what remains are the ugly scars. Nearly three years after the gruesome attack on Mumbai, 26/11 is still fresh in the minds of survivors and victims' families, many of whom mince  

India remembers victims, martyrs on 26/11 third anniversary

Mumbai: Police Saturday detained around two dozen widows and family members of the victims who lost their lives in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the third anniversary of which was observed all over the country, an official said.

Led by former MP and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya, the aggrieved persons were proceeding to meet Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at his official residence, 'Varsha,' in south Mumbai Saturday afternoon.

"It is really sad than disturbing. The people were going to air their genuine grievances and urge the CM (chief minister) to fulfill the government's promises made three years ago. But look, we have been thrown into the lock-up," said Somaiya.

He told media persons that the protestors were peacefully moving on way to meet Chavan, but were stopped by the police en route.

"When they insisted on going to meet the CM, the police declined permission, rounded them up in vans and took them to the Marine Lines police station lock-up," the BJP leder added.

"Today is a sad day for all of us. These people wanted to remind Chavan that they had been promised government jobs, accommodation, medical care and other types of assistance by the government. However, even three years after the terror attacks, nothing had materialized. Instead, they have been dumped into the lock-up," he said.

Somaiya said the central and state governments have funds to keep the convicted Pakistani terrorist, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, comfortably in jail, but have no money for the people widowed or orphaned by him and his nine other terrorist associates.

He declared that the victims and he himself would "not leave" the lock-up until Chavan came and conceded their long-pending genuine demands.






Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS







Top Stories

Amid opposition, India declares retail trade open

The government Friday formally announced its decision to allow foreign equity in multi-brand retail industry despite strong protests  

FDI in retail will destroy livelihoods of 'crores', says CPI-M

Parliament adjourned again, this time on cabinet nod to FDI

Fact sheet on India's retail trade industry


  Most Read

Woman journalist arrested in Dey killing

A woman reporter with an English newspaper here was Friday arrested for alleged involvement in senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's killing, police said. Jigna Vora had allegedly provided Dey's mobile number 

Islamic hardliners not serious threat in Kerala: Chandy

There are attempts by Islamic hardliners to radicalise Muslim youths in Kerala, but it is not a "serious situation", says Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. "Some attempts are there, but we are not in any serious situation or anything like that," Chandy replied when asked if there had been 


  News Pick

Three years after 26/11, India, Pakistan talk of new chapter

Three years after Pakistani terrorists unleashed mayhem in Mumbai, India and Pakistan are cautiously inching ahead to write  

Parliament's winter session: Protests wash out first week

The first week of parliament's winter session ended Friday without transacting any business due to unending protests over inflation, corruption and  

Occupy protesters celebrate Thanksgiving, residents donate meal

Occupy protesters across America celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, bringing all the trimmings of a traditional meal without any let up in the over two month old movement against  


Picture of the Day

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Emeritus Senior Minister, Mr. Goh Chok Tong, unveiled the bust and the Marker of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, at Asian Civilizations Museum, in Singapore on November 20, 2011.

(Photo: M. Asokan )



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes










Contact us





    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.