26/11 attacks survivors welcome hanging of Ajmal Kasab

Ajmal Kasab

Though Zorabi is content that Kasab has been hanged to death, he hopes that other perpetrators of the 26/11 attack, who are in Pakistan also meet a similar fate.

"I wish even those 26/11 perpetrators in Pakistan also hanged to death. It is a long way for India and it is going to be difficult. India must learn from the US, how they went and killed the dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden," Zorabi said.

During the second anniversary of the attack, Dr Zorabi had painted the message 'We condemn the 26-11-2008 terror attack' on the front wall of his bakery 'Rex' and encircled the 92-bullet marks on it, in remembrance of the ghastly incident.

His pockmarked bakery wall is a testimony to the brutal killing of the Jewish couple -- Gabriel Holtzberg and Rivika -- and four others, when terrorists struck at the Colaba site. Moshe, the then two-year-old son of the Holtzbergs, was saved by his nanny Sandra Samuel and the family's handyman-cum-cook Qazi Zakir Hussain. Moshe now lives in Israel with his maternal grandparents.

For terror attack victim Sarika Uphadyay, "It is definitely a time for celebration...it is like Diwali! We have been waiting for this since the past four years and finally it has happened. Feeling sad that this was kept as a secret."

Sarika was at the Leopold Café for a dinner with her friend Anamika Gupta, where Kasab and his other accomplice opened fire. "I am finding it hard to digest that he is hanged to death. He and his accomplices had brought the city of Mumbai to a halt, killed so many innocent people...I think he should have been hanged in Mumbai and not in Pune," she said.

Anamika, was hit with three bullets in her abdomen and was recuperating in hospital for 40 days.

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