Mumbai's Oberoi Hotel reopens

Hindu priests chanted prayers and a Muslim priest read verses of the Koran in a multi-faith prayer ceremony as Mumbai’s Oberoi hotel reopened three weeks after it was targeted in a militant rampage.

Hindu priests chanted prayers and a Muslim priest read verses of the Koran in a multi-faith prayer ceremony as Mumbai’s Oberoi hotel reopened three weeks after it was targeted in a militant rampage.

The simple ceremony held in the lobby of the hotel also included Jewish, Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Jain religious leaders and was attended by the entire hotel staff and several guests.

Security in and around the hotel was noticeably tighter as guards scanned bags and sniffer dogs patrolled the grounds outside.

Armed policemen stood watch among bunkers of sandbags outside the entrance to the hotel’s Trident wing, where 100 rooms were thrown open to guests, just weeks after 10 suspected Islamic militants stormed sites across India’s financial capital.

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