On the fourth anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks, citizens joined the National Institute of Jihad Against Atrocities and Terrorism (NIJAAT) at a public meeting in Andheri to pay tribute to the martyrs of the attack.
“We have been conducting this programme every year in memory of those who lost their lives. We are happy that Kasab was hanged, but we will not be satisfied till the masterminds are brought to book,” said Mohammad Faruque Azam, chairman, NIJAAT.
The programme brought several police officers, social workers and religious leaders on one platform to discuss the issue. “It is necessary that all citizens resolve to fight terrorism and help the police in any way they can,” said Satyanarayan Chaudhary, DCP, zone 9.
Several leaders and scholars also addressed the issue of misrepresentation of Jihad. “Jihad does not propagate terrorism, and even after the 26/11 attacks, several Muftis had come together to issue a fatwa that terrorism was not a part of Jihad,” said Sami Bubere, editor of an Islamic daily.
“Such programmes are important to inform people about the true meaning of Jihaad,” said Chaudhary. Over 200 people attended the event. “I attend the programme every year as I support the cause,” said Gauzia Sheikh, a Juhu resident.