26/11 attack: School children, Mumbai police form human chain
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 23:25
Mumbai: Ahead of the first anniversary of the November 26 terror attacks, over 5,000 schoolchildren on Tuesday formed a human chain from suburban Bandra to Santacruz to spread the message of peace and harmony.

The initiative was undertaken by the Mohalla committee movement trust (MCTM) along with Mumbai Police formed a human chain comprising schoolchildren to spread the message of peace and to fight against terrorism.

Carrying banners and placards with messages on promoting peace, they shouted slogans condemning the terror attacks on the country's financial capital.

"We want that everyone must believe in living together happily and peacefully and must not take weapons in their hands to spread terror," Shabnam Thakkar (13) from St Joseph School said.

Children also raised slogans of 'Hum Sab Ek Hain', 'Support Peace, Harmony and Unity and not Terrorism'.

"It feels great to see young schoolchildren who are here to spread message of peace by forming a human chain. This is the need of the hour as we have to maintain 'Aman' and 'Shanti' across the world," Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan said.

Executive chairman, MCTM, Julio Ribeiro said, "We must try to reduce terrorism and human chain is one of our efforts to promote communal harmony."

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 23:25

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