Thursday, November 27, 2008
FINAL BATTLE AT NARIMAN HOUSE
By Manuwant Choudhary
34 hours since Lashkar terrorists from Pakistan attacked India and went on a killing spree across the city, now we see dramatic pictures that could have been imagined only in Holywood action film as commandos rapple down helicopters atop the Nariman House, and take positions for the final battle.
Nariman House is located in a crowded by-lane at Colaba and this is going to be a tough battle.
Heavy firing reported at Nariman House.
But the siege continues at the Tribent-Oberoi and the Taj Mahal Hotel.
At the Trident-Oberoi the gun and grenade battle continues but at the Taj Mahal Hotel there has been no gunfire since midnight.
However, combing operations are still on at both places.
Commandos suspect there is still an injured terrorist holed up at the Taj Mahal Hotel.
A full day and two nights of terror, for Bombay - a city that never sleeps - its been really a city that cannot sleep.
India seems to be waking up.
Shobha De, writer, in the most expressive way, told ndtv, "I want to ask our politicians..please do not come to Bombay. Let our army do their job....My Prime Minister's speach is most uninspiring, most robotic..and he asked us to maintain calm. No we will not be calm. Bombay will start a citizens movement. Why we pay crores so that they can get Z plus security and they give us this...."