Protesters outside Taj hotel demand political accountability

November 30th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Hundreds of Mumbaikars gathered in front of the Taj hotel here and blasted politicians for failing to tackle terrorism.The protesters, a majority of whom comprised the young, carried banners demanding political accountability. They also hoisted the national flag at the site.

One such protestor said: “We saw the National Security Guard (NSG), the army and the police at their best while tackling the crisis, but what were the politicians doing? Where were they in those crucial moments?”

The gathering took place Sunday afternoon, a day after the Mumbai terror tragedy ended leaving 183 people dead.

Many others at the protest expressed anguish that terror had become a regular feature in the city of Mumbai that has witnessed a spate of terror attacks starting in 1993 when 257 people were killed.

“We want politicians to own up responsibility! We have had enough!” said another youngster.

An elderly man said that he hoped that the public outcry would reach politicians “who seemed to be in hiding”.

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