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Paris attacks: CST lights up in solidarity, gets French national flag wrong

The railways officials however got the French flag wrong and the CST was illuminated in Dutch colours.

| Mumbai | Published: November 16, 2015 8:00 am
cst, mumbai cst, paris attacks Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, one of the sites of the 26/11 attacks is illuminated in French colours, Sunday, in a gesture of solidarity with the victims of 13/11 in Paris. (Source: Express Photo by Vasant Prabhu)

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was lit up in the colours of the French national flag on Sunday evening in step with several iconic monuments around the world, two days after 129 people were killed in a terror attack in Paris. The railways officials however got the French flag wrong and the CST was illuminated in Dutch colours.

“The world stands with Paris at this moment. Since the 26/11 attacks were of a similar nature and the CST station was also targeted then, the Central Railways has decided to stand by France in this moment of grief and express its support. The CST station will be illuminated with the French flag from between 7 pm and 11 pm,” a spokesperson for Central Railways said.

The center of the Central Railways, the CST is lit in different colours each night. The world heritage site, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, was attacked by two gunmen on November 26, 2008. They shot and killed 58 passengers and injured 104 at the station before fleeing. One of them, Ajmal Kasab was later caught, convicted and executed.

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  1. C
    Concerned Indian
    Nov 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm
    P!ssed off with om criticisms like “TERRORISTS HAVE NO RELIGION”, various terrorists came under a cave roof here today to declare that they indeed have a religion, and whatever they did was inspired by nothing else but their religious beliefs. “So those dorks want people to believe that we blow up ourselves for the love of doing it? What cr@p! Your courts uphold a dying declaration as being sacrosanct, and here we are, dying each day declaring our love for our religions, and then an h@le comes on your television and says terrorists have no religion, and all you brainless dodos clap happily. Can’t you see how you have been? And can’t you see how much it hurts us? It’s like saying a soldier has no nationality!” a Terrorist argued. (Faking News – Reproduced)
    1. F
      Nov 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm
      Thoda un-nees bees (19-20) chalta hai bhai!!
      1. Vinod Patil
        Nov 18, 2015 at 7:39 am
        People of Paris display their flag this way then whats the moaning about?
        1. R
          Nov 17, 2015 at 12:22 am