In a worrisome development, Mumbai’s Chabad House in Colaba finds itself under increased security scrutiny following intelligence inputs received by the Mumbai Police. This Jewish community center, which faced the brunt of the 26/11 terrorist attacks, has been the subject of security reinforcement as a precautionary measure.
The decision to bolster security comes after the Maharashtra ATS detained Mohd Imran Mohd Yunus Khan and Mohd Yunus Mohd Yakub Saki in Pune. During the investigation, the police obtained a Google image of Chabad House from the suspects, prompting them to take additional security measures.
Chabad House serves as a vital hub for the Jewish community, offering various social services such as education for children, employment assistance for young people, and religious and health support for the elderly. It stands as an essential pillar of the Jewish community, providing crucial assistance and support to its members.
During the tragic events of the 26/11 attacks, Chabad House was targeted for several reasons. Primarily, it was seen as a means to convey a message to Israel amidst the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The attackers sought to instigate fear and deliver a lesson to Israel by targeting the center in India.
Another reason for its targeting was the presence of a substantial number of individuals from America, Europe, and Israel, who often visit the center. The attackers aimed to garner global media attention through their heinous act, resulting in the loss of 174 lives and injuries to over 300 individuals during the Mumbai attacks.
In light of the past events and the recent intelligence inputs, Mumbai Police’s proactive approach to fortify Chabad House’s security reflects their commitment to safeguarding the community and preventing any potential threats.