Vienna (Austria) – Jihadi terrorists attacked six places in Vienna, the capital of Austria, on 2nd November. Seven people, including a terrorist, were killed. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Following this, the Austrian government has now decided to lock down the country’s most extremists’ mosques. (The terrorist attack in Vienna and the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008 have a lot of similarities; however, on comparing the two incidents, the Mumbai attacks killed 166 innocent people, but still, the then Congress-led Central Government never took special action like Austria. In other words, this is not possible in Indian politics which was focussed on ‘appeasement of minorities’. Strong-willed rulers are required to take such actions. The Modi Government is expected by the patriotic Indians to take such drastic steps. – Editor)
Earlier, it was decided to close the Austrian embassy in New Delhi until 11th November due to fears of a terrorist attack.