At Mumbai's [ Images ] iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus [ Images ] station, where Abu Ismail and Ajmal Kasab [ Images ] had gunned down scores of innocent commuters on the night of November 26, 2008, people burst crackers and distributed sweets, after the latter was awarded the death sentence by a special anti-terror court on Thursday.
One man in particular, NGO worker Pradeep Bhavnani, initiated the celebration. He had visited the Siddhivinayak [ Images ] temple earlier in the day to pray that Kasab be given the death sentence. He was soon surrounded by others who had brought sweets and crackers for the celebration.
The general mood at CST was one of excitement. Tellingly, there was very little security around, especially in the long-distance platforms of the railway terminus.