Mumbai Terror: Houston Reacts
Report: Ruchi M
Mumbai was in terror for the past three days since its horrendous attack on November 26, 2008. Now its time to pick up the pieces of shattered lives. This has stirred anger, grief, and helplessness not just in India but across the world.
On Sunday November 30, 2008 The Indo American Community of Greater Houston along with other organizations gathered at the India House for a solidarity and prayer meeting for victims of the terrorist attack on Mumbai, India.
About 300 people gathered at the India House site to pray for those who lost their lives and for their families, to help give hope in such times of despair. Prayers from all religious groups were conducted.
Present at the occasion was Hon. Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, Hon. Sanjiv Arora, Consul General of India, and many other state and local elected officials.
Along side nostalgic memories for Mumbai there was also anger and resentment over government policies in India.
Interviewed include HPD officer Muzaffar Siddiqi, Sanjeev Jaiswal, Ash Shah, and Congressman Al Green.