Mumbai burns on Facebook

Mumbai burns on Facebook
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First Published: Tue, Dec 02 2008. 12 30 AM IST

Residents of Mumbai marched on 30 November in honour of the victims of last week’s attacks. Ruth Fremson / The New York Times
Residents of Mumbai marched on 30 November in honour of the victims of last week’s attacks. Ruth Fremson / The New York Times
Updated: Tue, Dec 02 2008. 05 38 PM IST
Residents of Mumbai marched on 30 November in honour of the victims of last week’s attacks. Ruth Fremson / The New York Times
After the Mumbai attacks, the Web has become a tool of organization, bringing together groups of people to mourn, fight for political change, and plead for peace. On Facebook, plans for candlelight vigils have spread out across the world, from Nepal to New York. Some groups want all users to replace their Facebook profile image with that of the Indian flag. Still others ask that military training be made mandatory for all citizens. Here’s a list of groups and upcoming events:
Candlelight Vigil in Nepal
3 December, 2008
7pm-8pm
Late King Birendra’s Salik
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
Candlelight Vigil in Mumbai
Citizen’s Non-Cooperation Movement
3 December, 2008
7pm-10pm
Gateway of India, Mumbai, India
Candlelight Vigil in Kolkata
6 December, 2008
Victoria Memorial, Front Gate
Kolkata, India
Basic Military Training Should Be Mandatory For All Indians
Candles burn in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks outside the historic Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Ruth Fremson / The New York Times
Why depend on the political leadership to provide protection? At least try to be prepared by getting trained. If you subscribe to this view join the group at
One Million Strong for Bombay—I Want My City Back—Enough is Enough
The group is trying to organize a protest march to Mantralya from the Gateway of India in the coming week. An update will be sent out, when the details are confirmed. Sign up at
The Avaaz Petition
The group wants to send out a message to extremists on all sides, and to citizens, one that they promise will be published in newspapers across India and Pakistan and delivered to political leaders within one week. To add your signature, log on to
Mumbai Terror Attacks: I Condemn It
On 10 December, at 1 pm dedicate your Facebook profile image to the Indian Flag. RSVP for the event at
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First Published: Tue, Dec 02 2008. 12 30 AM IST