Mumbai, Nov 26 (ANI): As the nation paid its homage on Thursday to the brave soldiers and other innocent people who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attacks last year, the Government on Thursday announced petrol pumps for the next of kin of the martyrs of the 26/11 attack.
Addressing the memorial prayers for the martyrs in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said: "The government of India through the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is making a very small gesture, a gesture that will bring some comfort to the families."
When the Mumbai was held siege on 26/11, 18 security personnel were killed during the ill-fated 59 hours of operation to flush out terrorists.
"The next of kin of 18 security officers were offered a petroleum product outlet. One of them declined. Seventeen have graciously accepted the offer of the government of India," Chidambaram said. (ANI)