Mumbai, the financial and entertainment capital of India and a vibrant city of more than 15 million people, witnessed the worst and horrific terrorist attacks of unprecedented scale in the evening of 26th November. At least 140 people have been killed and 300 wounded including foreign citizens and security personnel.
India had been experiencing terrorist attacks for many decades, but this attack was the worst India had ever seen. The events remind once again that how the root of terrorism is so deep in South Asia. Terrorism has become a menace to mankind and international coordinated efforts are needed to confront and destroy this mindless act of terrorism. This is the subject of today's “Hello Washington.”
Our guests were Dr. Arun Mukherjee, Chayan Mukherjee and Professor Shahiduzzaman.
Dr. Arun Prasad Mukherjee had the distinction of having served the premier investigating agency of India, namely CBI; a DIG, Additional Director and Director for nearly ten years, besides being a Special Secretary of the Union Home Ministry and West Bengal's Director General of Police and Vigilance Commissioner. He also served as the Governor of Mizoram and is currently a Member of the Administrative Reforms Commission of India.
Chayan Mukherjee, IPS retired as the ADG (Law & Order) in 2005. In his illustrious career he has held many important positions in West Bengal Police and Kolkata Police department. Mr. Mukherjee is the former IG of WB Police. He was the first Superintendent of Police for the district of North 24 Parganas in West Bengal.
Professor Shahiduzzaman, an expert on International Relations, teaches in the Department of International Relations at Dhaka University.