Muslim group pays homage to martyr Hemant Karkare in New Delhi

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New Delhi, Nov.26 (ANI): On the occasion of first anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks, the nation paid its homage to all those who lost their lives due to militant attacks besides to the martyrs from the uniformed services for their brave efforts.

In the national capital, Members of the All India United Muslim Morcha (AIUMM) hosted a memorial ceremony to pay homage to Hemant Karkare, the Chief of Anti-Terrorist Squad of Maharashtra Police who lost his life during terrorist attack in Mumbai last year.

It was organized at the India Islamic Cultural Centre in the national capital to pay tribute to Hemant Karkare who sacrificed his life while fighting the terrorists.

" I salute Hemant Karkare for sacrificing his life for the safety of the nation," said Riyazudin Qureshi, a senior functionary of All India United Muslim Morcha.

Karkare, the chief of the Anti Terrorist Squad died after being shot thrice in his chest while fighting the terrorists on the fateful night of 26 November, 2008.

"He was filled with patriotic fervour and had the courage to sacrifice his life for the nation and the people. He made the sacrifice to bring about peace and harmony in the nation," said Sirazudin Kurashi, Member, All India United Muslim Morcha.

Ten gunmen landed on Mumbai shores by boats at sunset on November 26, 2008 and fired indiscriminately at a busy railway station, a Jewish settlement, a cafe and luxury hotels-Trident and Taj Palace Hotel.

One gunman, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani national, was taken alive and is presently facing trial in a special court in Mumbai.(ANI)

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