On the night of April 7, 2018, a masked man entered the Taj Mahal, a Hindu temple in central Mumbai, and began threatening to kill all those inside.
It is the last known incident of an Indian terrorist attack on the country’s cultural and historical monuments, the Taj was renamed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘Taj Mahal in memory of India’s freedom fighters’.
The violence unleashed by the masked man was quickly forgotten, but it marked a turning point in the ongoing Indian terrorism campaign, which has seen dozens of Indian terrorists kill more than 200 people since the start of the year.
As the months go by, the Indian government has announced new steps to curb the spate of terrorist attacks.
The Taj Mahalegai is the site of a number of famous Hindu festivals, but a number are also sacred to other religious groups, including Muslims, Sikhs and Christians.
Many of these festivals are also marked by violent attacks.
According to official figures, in the last five years, the number of terror attacks on India’s national monuments has more than doubled, from about 400 in 2015 to more than 2,500 in 2017.
Some of these attacks have taken place in the name of different political parties, but some have been carried out by Indian nationalist groups.
The number of deaths linked to these attacks has been growing in recent years.
In May 2018, the State government said it was working on measures to curb terror attacks in the country.
But in November 2018, it announced new measures to ensure safety in the monuments.
The measures included an increase in police presence, a reduction in the number and size of security forces, and stricter security measures at popular tourist spots.
At least two Hindu pilgrims have been killed by terrorists on Indian national and international tourist sites in recent months.
The government is working to reduce the number that die from terrorism, but many of these cases have been linked to Indian nationalist political groups.
This month, Prime Minister Modi announced that his government was taking the fight against terrorism to the international arena.
In a speech in the United States, he announced the formation of an international task force to tackle terrorism in India.
Modi said the task force would include representatives from the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the US, France, Russia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
This new task force will work to strengthen the cooperation of India and the international community in combating terrorism, the prime minister said.