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Special Session of
The Parliament of India


Aanya Bhardwaj

Director of Indian Committee

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Aryan Puri

Director of Indian Committee

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Aryav Saigal

Director of Indian Committee

Committee- Special Session of the Parliament of India(Lok Sabha), 2008 

Agenda-   26/11 Mumbai attack with special emphasis on strengthening India’s mainland security 

Additional Directors -Aditya Karnik, Aadarsh Tripathy, Yatharth Tyagi 

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"आतंकवाद और धोखाधड़ी ताकतवरों के नहीं बल्कि कमजोरों के हथियार हैं।"

“Terrorism and deception are weapons not of the strong but of the weak.”

Mahatma Gandhi

In the haunting hours of November 26, 2008, Mumbai was thrust into an abyss of terror as a series of attacks unfolded, shattering the tranquillity of the city. At 21:21 IST, the first group of terrorists stormed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus 'CST' railway station, marking the onset of a 90-minute onslaught that claimed 58 lives and left over 100 injured. The assailants, captured in a chilling photograph as "backpackers with assault rifles," then strategically targeted the Leopold Café and Nariman Point, intensifying their assault, especially focusing on foreign and Jewish lives.

The onslaught culminated at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel followed by the Oberoi-Trident Hotel. Two terrorists, entering via the restaurant, unleashed chaos, firing into the crowd and meticulously scouring the hotel for targets. As per the recent updates, the hostage situation has gotten more intense. The financial capital of India finds itself engulfed in flames, a symbol of economic prowess now scarred by the horrors of last night. 

With these details reaching the capital, the Indian government has responded with urgency, summoning an Emergency Special Session of the Lok Sabha. The government's preliminary steps have laid the groundwork, but the situation demands your immediate attention and innovative solutions. It is a national emergency, and the events of the 26th have set the stage for an escalating crisis. The challenges before the members of Lok Sabha are multifaceted. Addressing India's problems on the mainland security front requires not only preventing future attacks but also managing the consequences of incidents like 26/11, navigating through the complexities of institutional capacity and the politicisation of the terrorism debate in the country. Delegates, your decisions hold the power to reshape the nation's response to terrorism, safeguarding not only lives but the very essence of our national security.

Jai Hind!

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