As residents of Mumbai, India grapple with the attacks that have forever altered their city, NewsHour reporter Simon Marks talks to them about who is responsible and what happens next.
Some of the terrorists arrived in the city by boat and the coast guard still does not have surveillance equipment to prevent such actions.
The Taj Hotel had beefed up security measures after receiving word of a potential threat in September, but had relaxed those measures by last week.
As more information comes out about the execution of the attacks, Mumbai residents and Indian media are clamoring for increased protection and action by the Indian government.
"We have not been done in by terrorists. We have been done in by incompetent politicians." - Mumbai citizen
"I think people are sad about this. People really want now some action… if any politician was to even try and come to any of these areas, I think they would all got lynched." - Mumbai citizen
"I have never seen this kind of inflammable anger in India…We want to know why NSG commandos, who are very much the new heroes for this country, took 10 hours to come here because they didn't have a dedicated plane to fly them in." -Bharka Dutt, News Anchor, NDTV
1. Where is India? What counties does it border?
2. What happened in India last week?
3. How do governments protect against terrorism?
1. Do you think the Mumbai residents' anger towards the government is justified? Why or why not?
2. Given the size of India and its coastline what are some of the challenges the government will face in trying to beef up security?
3. Compare the Indian public's reaction to how U.S. citizens responded to 9/11. What do you see that is different, and what is the same?
4. Why do you think the terrorists attacked Mumbai? Is there anything that can be done to alleviate the anger that motivates terrorists? Is this the right way to look at the issue of terrorism? If you were the leader of India, would you focus on security, relations with other countries, internal politics, something else?
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