Indian college students mark third anniversary Mumbai terror attack
Indian college students light up candles to mark the third anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack at India's northeastern capital. Agartala, India. 26th November 2011
Three years after Pakistani terrorists created mayhem in India's financial capital killing 166 people, permanently scarring the lives of many more and creating an unsettling fear in the hearts of people, India Saturday paid homage to the victims and martyrs of the audacious crime.
The family members of many of the policemen who were martyred while battling the terrorists also laid wreaths at the 26/11 memorial at the Police Gymkhana.
Thousands of commuters on the Central Railway paused briefly at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), one of the attack sites targeted in 2008.
Some kept flowers in memory of the commuters killed by the terrorists, who sneaked into the city unhindered through the Arabian Sea and created mayhem.
Similar homage functions were held at the Hotel Taj Mahal, Hotel Trident, Nariman House, Cama Hospital and at Chowpatty - the last being the venue where policeman Tukaram Ombale managed to catch one of the terrorists - Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab - alive.
Ombale was killed in the process.
The terror attacks left 166 dead, including several security personnel and foreigners besides leaving over 300 injured.
Mumbai Police organised blood donation camps at 26 locations around the city as a homage to the 26/11 victims.