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On the evening of Monday April 7, the world is left stunned.
The city of Mumbai, where the International Olympic Committee is based, is in the throes of its worst terror attack since 1984, when the then Indian government unleashed a brutal onslaught against the people.
At least 1,127 people, most of them civilians, have been killed.
Two of the dead have been identified as police officers, who died while protecting civilians from a gunman in a car.
The police officer’s death sparked a fierce debate among the nation, which saw an outpouring of grief and condemnation for the man who took his own life.
The incident sparked a debate in the country about how India should respond to the ongoing crisis and what role the police should play in it.
The next day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office announced that his cabinet would meet on Monday evening to consider the recommendations of an independent inquiry into the terror attack.
In a news conference on Monday, Mr. Modi said the prime minister will take a decision within the next two days on whether the inquiry will be a criminal one or an anti-terror one.
The investigation will focus on the possibility that the police were not acting properly in the case.
The decision on whether to launch a criminal inquiry will take place at a time when many people are still reeling from the terror attacks of July 8 and November 12, when hundreds of people were killed and more than 3,000 were injured in the capital.
The country has seen a wave of violence since November, when two gunmen opened fire on the Indian Parliament in Parliament Square.
The perpetrators, who killed four people, were later shot dead by security forces.
Mr. Singh and other police officers were among the injured.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Mr Modi said that the inquiry would focus on what happened and the role of the police.
“We will not give a decision on a criminal investigation until we have all the facts and we know the facts,” Mr. Mr Modi told reporters.
“We will take the report of the inquiry as we see fit.
But the report must be based on the facts.
If it does not, the inquiry may be suspended.”
Mr. Modi’s decision has stirred emotions in India, which has been reeling under the effects of the country’s worst terror crisis in decades.
Police and political leaders in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have said that their party will support the inquiry if it does recommend criminal charges against the officers.
The government is also expected to hold an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday to consider whether to go ahead with the probe.
Mr. Singh, a former officer in the Indian army, was gunned down in a gunbattle in his car on June 23, the day of the India-Pakistan cricket series.
In his wake, the Indian political and social landscape has shifted dramatically.
Mr, Singh’s death has also raised questions about the future of the ruling party, which is seen as weakened by the terrorist attacks and is looking increasingly like a one-term government.
The prime minister, who was elected to office last year, has made the police commissioner a top post, and his government has come under fire for not being able to contain the violence.
Mr Singh had been one of the most outspoken critics of the anti-terrorism measures taken by the Indian government.
He was among the leaders who had sought a law to impose strict curbs on the use of live ammunition in the wake of the November attacks.
In November, the country also witnessed the biggest mass protest since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, when thousands of people marched in front of the Indian parliament to demand a full investigation into the attack on the parliament.
Mr., Singh had repeatedly urged the government to investigate the attack and take action against the perpetrators.
The latest attack came at a sensitive time for the country.
Mr Trump, the new president, has said that he wants India to move ahead with its plan to build a wall along the country-India border to prevent terrorism.
India is also set to hold elections on May 23.
Modi, who is widely seen as a potential successor to Mr. Trump, has been seen as one of Mr. Obama’s most powerful and controversial advisers.
His approval ratings are low, with more than 70 percent of Indians surveyed last month saying they do not trust Mr.
The prime minister is also facing a political backlash over his failure to halt the floods that have ravaged parts of India in recent months.
A poll by a Mumbai-based think tank on Sunday found that 80 percent of voters would be more likely to vote for Mr.
Modi if they knew about the floods.